Bug 18150 - installer crashes on upgrade from 6.0 to 6.2 or 6.o to 7.0
Summary: installer crashes on upgrade from 6.0 to 6.2 or 6.o to 7.0
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 13071
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
URL: http://crl.ucsd.edu/~elman
: 18330 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-10-02 22:05 UTC by jeff_elman
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:28 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-10-06 16:24:58 UTC
Type: ---
Regression: ---
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this is the error log that was created by the installer and saved to floppy (5.50 KB, text/plain)
2000-10-02 22:07 UTC, jeff_elman
no flags Details

Description jeff_elman 2000-10-02 22:05:09 UTC
Attempts to upgrade an i386 from 6.0 to either 6.2 or 7.0 fail at the point
where the installer is attempting to install selected packages.  The error
was saved to floppy and is appended.  

Jeff Elman / UC San Diego / elman@crl.ucsd.edu
Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 438, in ?
    intf.run(todo, test = test)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 1030, in
    rc = apply (step[1](), step[2])
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 507, in
    if todo.doInstall ():
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1526, in
    self.instLog = open(self.instLogName, "w+")
IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory:

Local variables in innermost frame:
arch: i386
total: 458
msg: File exists
logname: /tmp/upgrade.log
i: /etc/X11
p: xsysinfo
l: [abiword, adjtimex, anaconda, anacron, anonftp, apache, apmd, arpwatch,
ash, aspell, at, audiofile, aumix, authconfig, autoconf, automake, awesfx,
basesystem, bash, bc, bdflush, bind-utils, binutils, bison, bug-buddy,
byacc, bzip2, bzip2-devel, cdecl, cdp, chkconfig, chkfontpath, compat-egcs,
compat-egcs-c++, compat-glibc, compat-libstdc++, console-tools,
control-center, control-panel, cpio, cpp, cproto, cracklib, cracklib-dicts,
crontabs, ctags, cvs, cyrus-sasl, db1, db1-devel, db2, db3,
desktop-backgrounds, dev, dev86, dhcpcd, dia, dialog, diffutils, dip, dump,
e2fsprogs, ed, ee, eject, ElectricFence, elm, emacs, emacs-nox, emacs-X11,
esound, exmh, expect, extace, fetchmail, file, filesystem, fileutils,
findutils, finger, finger-server, flex, fortune-mod, freetype, ftp, gawk,
gcc, gcc-c++, gd, gdb, gdbm, gdbm-devel, gdk-pixbuf, gdm, gedit, gettext,
gftp, ghostscript, ghostscript-fonts, gimp, gimp-devel, glib, glib-devel,
glibc, glibc-devel, gmc, gmp, gnome-applets, gnome-audio,
gnome-audio-extra, gnome-core, gnome-games, gnome-libs, gnome-linuxconf,
gnome-media, gnome-pim, gnome-print, gnome-users-guide, gnome-utils,
gnorpm, gnotepad+, gnumeric, gnupg, gpm, gpm-devel, gqview, grep, groff,
groff-perl, gtk+, gtk+-devel, gtk-engines, gtop, guile, gv, gzip, hdparm,
ical, ImageMagick, imlib, imlib-cfgeditor, imlib-devel, indexhtml, inews,
info, initscripts, iputils, isapnptools, kbdconfig, kdebase, kdelibs,
kdelibs-devel, kdesupport, kdesupport-devel, kernel, kernel-doc,
kernel-headers, kernel-pcmcia-cs, kernel-source, kernel-utils, kgcc,
krb5-libs, kudzu, less, libghttp, libglade, libgtop, libjpeg,
libjpeg-devel, libpng, libpng-devel, librep, libstdc++, libstdc++-devel,
libtermcap, libtermcap-devel, libtiff, libtiff-devel, libtool,
libtool-libs, libungif, libungif-devel, libxml, lilo, linuxconf, logrotate,
losetup, LPRng, lrzsz, lsof, lynx, m4, mailcap, mailx, make, MAKEDEV, man,
man-pages, mc, Mesa, metamail, mikmod, mingetty, minicom, mkbootdisk,
mkinitrd, mktemp, mkxauth, modemtool, modutils, mount, mouseconfig, mpage,
mt-st, multimedia, mutt, ncftp, ncompress, ncurses, ncurses-devel,
ncurses4, net-tools, netcfg, netpbm, netpbm-devel, netpbm-progs,
netscape-common, netscape-communicator, newt, newt-devel, nfs-utils, nmh,
ntsysv, openldap, openssh, openssh-askpass, openssh-askpass-gnome,
openssh-clients, openssl, ORBit, pam, passwd, patch, pciutils, perl, pine,
playmidi, playmidi-X11, pmake, popt, portmap, ppp, printtool, procmail,
procps, psmisc, pspell, pump, pwdb, pygnome-libglade, pygtk-libglade,
python, pythonlib, qt, qt1x, qt1x-devel, quota, raidtools, rcs, rdate,
rdist, readline, readline-devel, redhat-logos, redhat-release, rep-gtk,
rep-gtk-gnome, rep-gtk-libglade, rhs-printfilters, rmt, rootfiles, rp3,
rpm, rpm-build, rpm-devel, rpm-python, rsh, rsh-server, rsync, rusers,
rusers-server, rwall-server, rwho, rxvt, samba, samba-client, samba-common,
sash, sawfish, screen, sed, sendmail, setserial, setup, setuptool,
sh-utils, shadow-utils, sharutils, slang, slang-devel, slocate, slrn,
sndconfig, sox, stat, statserial, strace, stunnel, switchdesk,
switchdesk-gnome, sysklogd, SysVinit, talk, talk-server, tar, tcl, tclx,
tcp_wrappers, tcsh, telnet, telnet-server, termcap, tetex, tetex-fonts,
tetex-xdvi, texinfo, textutils, tftp-server, time, timeconfig, timetool,
tin, tix, tk, tkinter, tksysv, tmpwatch, traceroute, trn, umb-scheme,
unzip, urlview, urw-fonts, usermode, utempter, util-linux, vim-common,
vim-minimal, vixie-cron, which, whois, words, wu-ftpd, wvdial, Xaw3d,
xchat, Xconfigurator, XFree86, XFree86-100dpi-fonts, XFree86-3DLabs,
XFree86-75dpi-fonts, XFree86-8514, XFree86-AGX, XFree86-cyrillic-fonts,
XFree86-devel, XFree86-doc, XFree86-FBDev, XFree86-I128, XFree86-libs,
XFree86-Mach32, XFree86-Mach64, XFree86-Mach8, XFree86-Mono, XFree86-SVGA,
XFree86-tools, XFree86-twm, XFree86-VGA16, XFree86-xdm, XFree86-xf86cfg,
XFree86-xfs, XFree86-Xnest, XFree86-Xvfb, xinetd, xinitrc, xloadimage,
xmailbox, xmms, xmorph, xpaint, xpdf, xrn, xscreensaver, xsri, xxgdb, zip,
zlib, zlib-devel, db2-devel, db3-devel, db3-utils, enlightenment, enscript,
fetchmailconf, fnlib, freetype-devel, freetype-utils, fvwm2, fvwm2-icons,
getty_ps, giftrans, glib10, glibc-profile, gnuplot, groff-gxditview,
gtk+10, imap, ircii, libjpeg6a, libpcap, libungif-progs, licq, macutils,
mcserv, mysql, mysql-server, ntp, psacct, python-docs, python-tools,
readline2.2.1, routed, rwall, sawfish-themer, sendmail-cf, symlinks, tftp,
timed, transfig, tree, uucp, vim-enhanced, vim-X11, wmconfig, xcpustate,
xfig, xmms-gnome, xosview, xsysinfo]
db: <rpmdb object at 91dfa40>
self: <todo.ToDo instance at 827c7b0>
how: u
errno: 17
totalSize: 1093508
f: <closed file '/mnt/sysimage/etc/mtab', mode 'w+' at 9238880>
ts: <rpmtrans object at 922b128>

ToDo object:


Comment 1 jeff_elman 2000-10-02 22:07:05 UTC
Created attachment 3638 [details]
this is the error log that was created by the installer and saved to floppy

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-03 20:20:10 UTC
Please verify Brent.

I would recommend setting up a 6.2 box, put  a upgrade.log file in /tmp and do
an upgrade and see if you get this error.

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-05 16:42:50 UTC
*** Bug 18330 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 jeff_elman 2000-10-05 21:27:13 UTC
This problem appears to arise whenever the installer needs to access a file or
directory that has been symlinked to / (or that  falls in the hierarchy below
a symblink).  Thus if either /tmp or /var/lib are symlinks, the installer will

The user workaround is to make sure that no files or directories that are
by the installer involve symlinks.

Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2000-10-06 16:24:53 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 13071 ***

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