Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 109512
Installer aborts when installing kdebase
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:33 EST
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Description of problem:
During upgrade from RedHat 9, the installer reproducably aborted when
trying to install kdebase. It was installing kdebase because kdelib
The error appeared to be that the kdebase RPM was trying to write a
file to a read-only filesystem during the install.
Removing kdelib and thus avoiding the installation of kdebase worked
around the problem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get RedHat 9 machine with kdelib installed (but not kdebase).
2. Upgrade to Fedora Core 1
3. Watch failure.
Actual Results: The installer aborted and required the machine to be
rebooted. I poked around on the other consoles to see what had gone wrong.
Expected Results: Installation
i assume you have used anaconda to upgrade your system.
Yes, I used anaconda.
The media checked fine (this happened both from a CD and from ISO
images on the HDD).
A colleague who did the upgrade didn't have this problem, but they
already had kdebase installed before the upgrade - I didn't, it was
dragged in as a dependency.
Does it work if you boot with 'linux allowcddma'?
I don't know, and the machine's upgraded now.
It's hard too see why, since it wasn't using the CDROM at the time of
the error - it was reading the RPMs from the HDD.
we had the same problem
and fixed it by removing kdelib
now when installing kdebase we get
There was a fatal RPM install error. The message was:
There was a rpm unpack error installing the package: kdebase-3.1.4-6
It doesn't happen if kdebase is already installed - I just upgraded my
father-in-law's machine and he had no problems.
This should be better in newer releases.