Bug 17849 - fatal error during install
Summary: fatal error during install
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-09-26 07:52 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:28 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-09-26 21:49:14 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2000-09-26 07:52:10 UTC
Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 438, in ?
    intf.run(todo, test = test)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 336, in run
    self.icw.run ()
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 678, in run
    mainloop ()
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 2554, in mainloop
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 125, in __call__
    ret = apply(self.func, a)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 428, in nextClicked
    self.setScreen (self.currentScreen, self.nextClicked)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 466, in setScreen
    new_screen = screen.getScreen ()
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/package_gui.py", line 426, in getScreen
    self.todo.getHeaderList ()
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 532, in getHeaderList
    self.hdList = self.method.readHeaders()
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/image.py", line 22, in readHeaders
    return HeaderListFromFile(self.tree + "/RedHat/base/hdlist")
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 136, in __init__
    hdlist = rpm.readHeaderListFromFile(path)    
rpm.error: (2, 'No such file or directory')

Local variables in innermost frame:
compatPackages: None
self: <comps.HeaderListFromFile instance at 8673830>
path: /mnt/source/./RedHat/base/hdlist

ToDo object:

rest of file available if wanted

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-09-26 15:06:51 UTC
This normally happens when the path to the install tree is incorrectly

What is the directory structure of the install image on the NFS server?

Did you make sure to copy both CD's into the install image?

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2000-09-26 21:47:34 UTC
Per feedback from msf@redhat.com, this is not bug, but rather user error.

I had the two iso images burned as single files onto two CDs (cd burner
software didn't recognize iso image).  I had the 2nd iso
image loopback mounted and exported from an nfs server.  Therefore, some
files could not be found during install.

After "unpacking" both iso images into a common directory, the installation
proceeded without problems.

Thanks for the quick response.

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-04 16:42:37 UTC
No problem - this should be covered in the README files, if not let me know so
we can fix our documentation.

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