Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 160209
Installer crashes in %packages section
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:07 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de-DE; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4
Description of problem:
When tryping to install FC4 via kickstart, the installer crashes at the following section:
Problem: the installer tries to resolve EVERY "-" as a install group! When deleting all "-" packages, everything works flawlessly. This bug doesn't occur in FC4 Test3!
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create kickstart file with the following section
2. Install via PXE
Actual Results: Anaconda error report: "unknown key error" (acpid is the key)
*** Bug 160335 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Fixed in Rawhide. A workaround for you is to specify an architecture on the
package you're excluding. For instance, you would say:
What version of anaconda is this fixed in? It appears to me that the version of
anaconda in rawhide is the same as that in FC4. I'd like to build a fixed set
of install media...
*** Bug 160902 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Appending ".i386" works for me. Regular FC4 install media.
I'm kickstarting over NFS.
FWIW; when you do not want to touch your existing kickstart files, a workaround
for this problem might be:
1. install recent anaconda from rawhide (or only extract kickstart.py from it)
3. 'mkdir $D'
4. 'cp /usr/lib/anaconda/kickstart.py $D/'
5. 'mkcramfs $D updates.img'
6. place this 'updates.img' file into the base/ directory of your installation
media (this is, where e.g. comps.xml or hdlist or netstg2.img already
resides; this "installation media" might be a HTTP or FTP directory also).
7. when installing over HTTP or FTP, burn 'boot.iso' (7MB) from images/ and boot
from it. DO NOT use the normal installation CD/DVD or rescue CD. With them,
the stage2 data will be detected on the local media and the download from
HTTP/FTP will be skipped.
Thanks Enrico for the update suggestion! This works for me with the
kickstart.py from 10.3.0.2. Adding arches is a bad solution for me as we use
the same kickstart files for multiple arches.
*** Bug 161273 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 162115 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 162147 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 162110 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Created attachment 116172 [details]
Attaching ks.cfg as requested
Since this hits fc4, how about an update??
As it's in the installer a package update of anaconda wouldn't do much good.
However an updates.img could be provided, and is probably a good idea.
Makes sense to me. Thanks.
Is there any plan to release an updates.img in the near future?
*** Bug 163378 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 164096 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 167170 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 167660 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 170364 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Adding the error message and some additional keywords to the active bug so that
future searches are more likely to find it...
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 1160 in ?
File "/usr/bin/anaconda/gui.py", line 770, in run
File "/usr/bin/anaconda/gui.py", line 1325, in run
File "/usr/bin/anaconda/gui.py", line 1314, in setup_window
File "/usr/bin/anaconda/gui.py", line 1149, in setScreen
(step, args) = self.dispatch.currentStep()
File "/usr/bin/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 279, in currentStep
File "/usr/bin/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 174, in gotoNext
File "/usr/bin/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 242, in moveStep
rc = apply(func, self.bindArgs(args))
File "/usr/bin/anaconda/packages.py", line 207, in readPackages
File "/usr/bin/anaconda/kickstart.py", line 1559, in setGroupSelection
pkgs = grpset.hdrlist.pkgnames[name]
excluded packages, removed packages
*** Bug 180334 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***