Bug 80676

Summary: Install Phoebe using FTP to Phoebe FTP server crashed
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Public Beta Reporter: Peter van Egdom <p.van.egdom>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Michael Fulbright <msf>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
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Version: phoebeCC: crford, ltroan, tao, zaitcev
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Anaconda crashdump of failed ftp installation of Phoebe to Phoebe ftp server none

Description Peter van Egdom 2002-12-29 17:57:10 UTC
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Description of problem:

I tried installing Red Hat Linux release 8.0.92 (Phoebe) on my 32 MB Pentium/100
system (the same system on which the NFS installation failed (Bugzilla bug id #

It looked rather hopeful at first, I had a tail -f on "/var/log/vsftp.log" on
the server containing the RPM packages and saw the following line appear : 

Sun Dec 29 18:01:39 2002 2 9293824
/var/exports/8.0.92/RedHat/base/netstg2.img b _ o r peterve ftp 0 * c

After a while (after some questions regarding partioning, etc) Anaconda on the
P/100 resumed installation but crashed later on just on the moment it seemed to
begin actual installation. 

It offered to make a crash dump to floppy, which I did. I'll attach this
crashdump to this bugzilla.

Note that I - just to be sure - ftp'ed from another machine to the server
containing the RPM's using the same login/password and successfully retreived
all files in the directories "/var/exports/8.0.92/RedHat/RPMS/" and

So the FTP server on Phoebe works as advertised, so the actual problem in this
case is probably in Anaconda.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. (reproduced twice, 1st in Dutch install language, 2nd in English).
2. Put RH Phoebe CD's content on harddisk 
3. Install from another machine using FTP, use non-anonymous login, point to
4. Answer couple of questions about partitioning, etc.

Actual Results:  "Exception error occured" --> crashdump on floppy.

Expected Results:  FTP installation should've started.

Additional info:


standard packages of Red Hat Linux release 8.0.92 (Phoebe)

Comment 1 Peter van Egdom 2002-12-29 17:58:37 UTC
Created attachment 88979 [details]
Anaconda crashdump of failed ftp installation of Phoebe to Phoebe ftp server

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-01-01 06:17:23 UTC
*** Bug 80737 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-01-02 22:04:34 UTC
Fixed in python-2.2.2-8

Comment 4 Pete Zaitcev 2003-01-03 23:13:20 UTC
Is there a workaround?
Alternatively, where can I get new base/* with fixed python?

Comment 5 Mike McLean 2003-01-07 19:12:19 UTC
fix verified in -re0106.0

the workaround is to use anonymous ftp

Comment 6 Michael Fulbright 2003-02-04 19:12:23 UTC
*** Bug 83438 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***