Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 191145
Yum Installation failed with bad configuration
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:32 EST
Description of problem:
On my FC5 (32 bit) installation, I used yumex to install Firestarter v 1.0.3
from the extras repo and got the latest version:
However, I was getting an error saying:
"A proper configuration for Firestarter was not found. If you are
running Firestarter from the directory you built it in, run 'make
install-data-local' to install a configuration, or simply 'make
install' to install the whole program.
Firestarter will now close."
Since Google told me that this was an issue going from 0.9.x versions to 1.0.x
versions and a fix was to remove the configuration files, I tried that but had
no luck. I tried more searches but could find nothing regarding this problem
with FC5. I finally went to look at the repository to see if I could grab an
older version. I found the following, which I installed, (couldn't get any
worse, I figured).
This older version works.
Interesting is the fact that yumex does not now show an update being available,
now, as I would have expected, since I believe there was something like a month
between the releases.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Used rpm -ev to remove what was installed and tried both yum and a straight rpm
install. Both failed in the same manner.
The system was a pristine system, prior to FC install, not even Windoze. It was
loaded with FC4 and sat for 2 weeks then was "upgraded" (not reloaded) via CDs
to FC5. Very little was done to it in FC4. I'm pretty confident that
Firestarter was not installed in FC4. When I went to install it after the
FC4/FC5 conversion, firstarter was grabbed from Extras.
After having success iwth 1.0.3-10.fc5 I investigated the 1.0.3-11.fc5 version.
When I tried "yum update firestarter\* " it installed the 1.0.3-11.fc5 version
and it appears to be working with no reconfiguration requirements. It would
appear that my problem had something to do with the initialization but I tried
to change protections on directories and removing and reinstalling (2 times, as
indicate above) to no avail.
Reassign to current maintainer.