Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 138305
Crashes when attempting to install a package from an iso image
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:53 EST
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Description of problem:
When invoked on the command with --isodir=<path>,
system-config-packages crashes with the following output:
# system-config-packages --isodir=/home/cd_images/fedora_core_3
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/system-config-packages/MainWindow.py", line 160, in ?
im = get_method(args)
File "/usr/share/system-config-packages/config.py", line 57, in
File "/usr/share/system-config-packages/method.py", line 343, in
self.discImages = findIsoImages(tree)
File "/usr/share/system-config-packages/method.py", line 859, in
raise RuntimeError, "Unable to create directory to mount CDs"
RuntimeError: Unable to create directory to mount CDs
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Copy FC3 .iso images to a directory
2. invoke system-config-packages --isodir=<path to iso images>
3. system-config-packages crashes
Actual Results: system-config-packages crashes with the output above.
Expected Results: system-config-packages mounts iso images as
documented in /usr/share/doc/system-config-packages-1.2.20/README
I have tried this with SELinux on and off by setting setenforce 0.
Does it work if you edit /etc/system-config-packages.method and put
MOUNTPOINT=/mnt in there?
That file did not exist so I created it and put "MOUNTPOINT=/mnt" in
it. After I did that, it worked. I was able to add a package from an
Do you have anything mounted on or in /mnt?
Yes and no. On my first attempt, I had an NFS mount to the iso images
on another machine and mounted the iso directory's parent on /mnt.
After that didn't work (system-config-packages crashed as described),
I copied the iso images to the local machine and umounted the NFS file
system. When pointed to the local directory, system-config-packages
continued to crash.
I noticed that the mount command continued to say that the NFS file
system was mounted on /mnt even after the umount. Running umount
again resulted in "/mnt not mounted" messages. It seemed all hosed up
at that point with multiple loop devices mounted and iso9660 systems
mounted on the loop devices, strange messages, etc., etc.
I rebooted the machine (it had abunch of errors during the shutdown
regarding being unable to unmount the loop devices) and it came back
up in a better state. I renamed the
/etc/system-config-packages.method file and ran system-config-packages
again, pointing it to the local ios dierctory and it worked.
One thing I notice is when you bring up system-config-packages and
then click the quit button, the iso image remains mounted. Shouldn't
it go away once the application is terminated?
Okay, this should be better in CVS
Closing per comment #5 and no feedback.