Bug 122373 - genhdlist needs to require pkgorder information
genhdlist needs to require pkgorder information
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-05-03 16:06 EDT by Joshua Jensen
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-05-06 18:17:00 EDT
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Description Joshua Jensen 2004-05-03 16:06:04 EDT
Description of problem:

At least with AMD64, running genhdlist will create broken hdlist
files, unless the "optional" --fileorder file is provided.

I would say this is a bug.  pkgorder isn't really option for genhdlist
 to work correctly

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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-05-06 18:17:00 EDT
It doesn't always require it.  It depends on the package set and the
architecture you're on in a lot of ways (ie, a basic i386 only run
doesn't necessarily need it).
Comment 2 Trevin Beattie 2004-07-27 15:48:14 EDT
I've seen this break on an i686 system as well.  genhdlist apparently
generates a hdlist with packages listed in alphabetical order, which
is how anaconda tries to install them.  This fails, because
dependencies don't get installed before the packages which depend on
them, resulting in a lot of errors about missing libraries, users,
files, etc.  One of the most important packages, grub, fails to
install the boot image in /boot because of these errors, so the server
is unbootable.
Comment 3 Joshua Jensen 2004-07-27 16:41:22 EDT
I wonder, is there a reason that you wouldn't *want* to run pkgorder ?
Why not make it a requirment?

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