Bug 114496 - fatal initscripts package error during install.
fatal initscripts package error during install.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-01-28 13:52 EST by Mike McLean
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:04 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-29 09:01:39 EST
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output of rpm on VC2 (5.96 KB, text/plain)
2004-01-28 15:17 EST, Mike McLean
no flags Details
log of /proc/mounts and install.log during install (135.71 KB, text/plain)
2004-01-28 16:23 EST, Mike McLean
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Description Mike McLean 2004-01-28 13:52:03 EST
* FC2-re0127.3
* initscripts-7.43-2

anaconda reports an fatal error installing initscripts.  Happening on
all installs.

VC1 shows a bunch of errors from rpmdb like
rpmdb: /var/lib/rpm/Triggername: unable to flush: Read-only file system
(repeat for various rpm related files)
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-01-28 14:23:08 EST
What is the error?
Comment 2 Mike McLean 2004-01-28 15:17:21 EST
Created attachment 97307 [details]
output of rpm on VC2

this is the output of running
% rpm --root /mnt/sysimage -ivh /mnt/source/Fedora/RPMS/initscripts-.....

There are a bunch of errors about being unable to create files.  Somehow
/mnt/sysimage managed to get remounted as read-only.

So, probably not an initscripts bug (unless initscripts did the remount).  Not
really sure where problem is coming from....
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2004-01-28 15:29:45 EST
The first warning is just a key thing. The %pre failed presumably
because of the read-only filesystem.

Punting to anaconda.
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2004-01-28 16:11:51 EST
This was the first kernel bug that we hit last night.  sct has a fix
for it, but then we hit more :/
Comment 5 Mike McLean 2004-01-28 16:23:30 EST
Created attachment 97311 [details]
log of /proc/mounts and install.log during install

This log shows the output of:
  - date
  - grep /mnt/sysimage /proc/mounts
  - tail -n 3 /mnt/sysimage/root/install.log
during the course of the install.

As you can see, /mnt/sysimage is mounted read-write until anaconda begins
installing initscripts.  At that point:
  - /mnt/sysimage shows up as being mounted read-only
  - the tail of install.log contains only null characters
Comment 6 Mike McLean 2004-02-04 15:36:23 EST
I am no longer seeing these symptoms in the installer.  Is this bug
fixed in the kernel, or has Jeremy implemented a workaround in the
installer?  If the former, please close.
Comment 7 Jeremy Katz 2004-02-04 15:43:00 EST
Just worked around for now (we're not doing selinux stuff for test1 :()
Comment 8 Dave Jones 2004-11-29 04:31:51 EST
did this ever get fixed properly ?

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