Bug 1569 - If 'setup' RPM can't be installed, install should stop.
If 'setup' RPM can't be installed, install should stop.
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 17928
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 1999-03-17 11:21 EST by Daniel Rogers
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-04 14:25:33 EDT
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Description Daniel Rogers 1999-03-17 11:21:35 EST
If the 'setup' RPM can't be installed, the installation
shoud stop.  Currently, the install continues, resulting in
the 'dev' and 'MAKEDEV' packages not installing, and ending
up with a system that is unbootable.

If you manually install the 'dev' and 'MAKEDEV' packages by
touching /etc/passwd and /etc/group, you'll end up with a
system that'll boot (with some complaining), but that you'll
be unable to log in to (obviously), or reboot cleanly,
because there is no uid 0 user in /etc/passwd, and a
ctrl-alt-del gives you "You don't exist.  Go away."  The
only way to reboot is a hardware reboot.
Comment 1 Chris Siebenmann 1999-03-17 19:25:59 EST
This is probably a manifestation of a general RPM bug, where it only
statically checks Prereq: and Requires: requirements of RPMs. If one
of the packages fails to install, RPM does not notice that some
requirements are no longer met and continues to install RPMs.
Comment 2 Matt Wilson 1999-03-25 21:18:59 EST
the new RPM transactions require an entire transaction to complete in
order to be successful.  This means that we should really abort the
entire install in a failure like this, but instead well trudge along.
We may revisit the problem later.  If you've done something where the
setup package isn't getting installed, you're _going_ to run into
problems (for now)
Comment 3 Jay Turner 2000-02-10 14:00:59 EST
Issue has been added to list of features for future releases.
Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2000-09-19 19:09:54 EDT
How can we reproduce this problem?
Comment 5 Daniel Rogers 2000-09-19 19:13:49 EDT
I had this problem when trying to do an FTP install where I got the error that
the installer was unable to set the FTP server to PASV mode.  It then skipped
the first package and continued merrily along.

Comment 6 Michael Fulbright 2000-09-26 12:10:34 EDT
Comment 7 Michael Fulbright 2000-09-26 12:56:15 EDT
Comment 8 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-04 14:25:14 EDT
Ok this appears to have been a problem before...
Comment 9 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-04 14:25:30 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 17928 ***

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