Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 100445
redhat-config-packages keeps asking for disc #x (package installation impossible)
Last modified: 2006-02-21 13:57:40 EST
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Description of problem:
Whatever I try to install via the redhat-config-packages interface, it keeps
asking me for the disc #x (x = corresponding required disk).
Wether I insert disc #1, #2 or #3, it keeps asking for it, without any error
When I click 'cancel', the app shutdown without any trace or whatever.
It's the same problem for *any* selected package here.
Problem seen on a clean install, fr_FR.UTF-8 language.
The same with a similar clean install, with default en_US.UTF-8 install.
It doesn't seem to check the availibility of the CD-Rom, or has a wrong database
in it ?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.select a package to install
3.look how it keep asking the CD #x
*** Bug 100459 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Verified with Cambridge-184.108.40.206. Cancel will exit entire program instead of
taking you back to the main interface.
I also encounter this bug with Red Hat Severn.
After clicking cancel, the program shuts down as described above. Afterwards, I
cannot access the CD-ROM's file system untill I mount it again.
I can repeat that as often as I want: the CD gets somehow unmounted everytime I
try to install packages using this GUI.
This also seems to occur when attempting to install packages directly from the
cd using nautilus. Any package that has a dependency causes the installer to
crash and immediately unmount the cd. Packages without dependencies install
*** Bug 100961 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I can concur that any installation from autorun _which requires a dependency_
will cause a constant repetition of "insert Disk #", with a *very* breif flicker
of the CD drive light, and then the dialog just disappears, without *any* error
*** Bug 101535 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 101080 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I don't know if this is the same issue, or separate, but I've burned a Severn
beta 2 DVD made with Chris Kloiber's script
(ftp://people.redhat.com/ckloiber/mkdvdiso.sh). I can mount the disc, but
redhat-config-packages doesn't try to use it (on my beta 2 machine).
Either this is the same issue, or it's a different one because
redhat-config-packages might not support DVD's yet (although I hear RHEL
supports them, so maybe it should?)
FYI, the .discinfo file looks like:
Fedora Core 0.94
I just installed Severn test 3 (0.95), still the same proplem, any package (
at all, tried them all ) makes it behave like that, this maybe doesn't matter
to much since apt-rpm solved the problem for me, it still is annoying.
The bug is still present in the latest beta (Fedora Core Test / RH 9.0.95).
The only way to install packages is either via the console, or by opening
a window with the CD contents and clicking on the icons. IMHO, this is not
just a minor annoyance, but a serious lack of performance in a *necessary*
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 105767 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.