Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 103385
Unhandled exception (syntax err) in anaconda after identifying existing versions
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:57:15 EDT
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Description of problem:
Upgrading RedHat Linux 7.2 to RedHat Linux 9 from CD.
CD boots fine, identifies my monitor and video card and asks me to select mouse
manually. This then functions correctly when graphical installer launches.
I select language (English), keyboard (United Kingdom) and mouse again (serial
generic 2-button with 3-button emulation on COM1).
Then it tells me it is searching for existing versions of RedHat. The progress
bar moves fairly rapidly (5 seconds) and completes. This dialog disappears and
then the Unhandled Exception - Syntax Error is reported.
The following is copied from the attached anacdump. I believe it is the same as
the Unhandled Exception reported in the dialog box at the time.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 764, in nextClicked
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 960, in setScreen
File "<string>", line 1, in ?
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/examine_gui.py", line 17, in ?
from package_gui import *
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/package_gui.py", line 1068
i column = gtk.TreeViewColumn('Text', renderer, text = 1)
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
See description above.
I have tried using computer as-is and also switching the CMOS to fail-safe
settings. I recall that this enabled me to install version 7.2 successfully.
However, I get the same error with or without fail-safe settings.
Created attachment 94072 [details]
Anaconda core dump, as saved to floppy when the error occurred.
I would recommend testing your media if you have not already. This appears to be
due to an error loading the python sources from the install media.
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have any further information to
add to this bug report