Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1289680
system-config-kickstart fails to launch on Fedora 23
Last modified: 2017-09-28 19:13:27 EDT
Description of problem:
the system-config-kickstart gui fails to launch from either the gnome launcher or the command line
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.install Fedora 23 x86_64 on generic platform
3.from the gnome menu search for kickstart and click the icon / run system-config-kickstart from the command line
no gui is launched / error is reported from the command line
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/system-config-kickstart", line 88, in <module>
File "/usr/share/system-config-kickstart/kickstartGui.py", line 29, in <module>
File "/usr/share/system-config-kickstart/basic.py", line 39, in <module>
from pykickstart.constants import *
ImportError: No module named pykickstart.constants
system-config-kickstart gui is launched
The Requires: are screwed up - you actually need the python-kickstart package installed. I'll make the change in the package here too. Please note that s-c-ks is kind of rotting at the moment. I really need to get to work on a much improved version. Thanks for the bug report.
Same issue and fix on Fedora 24.
Same issue and fix as well here on F24.
Thanks after installing python-kickstart package it's working fine
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This issue has gotten worse on Fedora 25:
$ sudo dnf install system-config-kickstart
Last metadata expiration check: 0:03:11 ago on Tue Nov 29 14:21:25 2016.
Error: nothing provides system-config-date needed by system-config-kickstart-2.9.3-3.fc24.noarch
(try to add '--allowerasing' to command line to replace conflicting packages)
(allowerasing doesn't change anything)
The package now appears to be completely unusable.
(In reply to Jason Bradley Nance from comment #6)
> This issue has gotten worse on Fedora 25:
> $ sudo dnf install system-config-kickstart
> Last metadata expiration check: 0:03:11 ago on Tue Nov 29 14:21:25 2016.
> Error: nothing provides system-config-date needed by
> (try to add '--allowerasing' to command line to replace conflicting packages)
> (allowerasing doesn't change anything)
> The package now appears to be completely unusable.
I'm also on F25
Temporary workaround for Fedora 25:
$ sudo dnf install https://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org/packages/system-config-date/1.10.9/3.fc25/noarch/system-config-date-1.10.9-3.fc25.noarch.rpm python-kickstart system-config-kickstart
I am affected by this as well (Fedora 25 Workstation), and can confirm that Martin's workaround allowed me to install system-config-kickstart.
IMHO this bug should be closed as it was initially about a different issue in Fedora 23; bug #1406598 covers the broken dependency in Fedora 25.