Situation: FTP upgrade from RH5.1
Hardware: 486 16M ne2000 clone IDE
When "Finding which packages to upgrade" install receives
signal 7 and stops.
The only particularity of this system is having an old
slackware / on /dev/hda3 and the RH5.1 / on /dev/hdb3.
Changed /dev/hda3 a weird partition type (HURD :)) and the installer
try running "rpm --rebuilddb" on your old redhat system and run again.
I guess that worked, since I've heard nothing.
Actually i stoped beating it. And this 03/25/99 comment only reached
me today (together with closing comment). I will try rebuilddb tonight
and post a forward.
rpm --rebuilddb did not help.
However, installing via NFS does not trigger the problem.
probably a stale stage2.img causing the ftp/http failures.
I've seen this happen for a number of reasons. Particularly it was
happening for me over a RH 5.2 distribution on a P120 64M ne2K/tulip
upgrade (the machine has 2 nics in it, but the install was going over
the tulip nic). This was with RH 5.9.7 upgrade over NFS using the
err .. meant to say I've also seen it happen on a straight NFS install
when the RPM's for the distribution were last updated with an old
version of genhdlist.