Bug 19320 - Install fails on RH7
Summary: Install fails on RH7
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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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: 2000-10-18 15:01 UTC by Mike Davis
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:29 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-19 13:25:56 UTC
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Description Mike Davis 2000-10-18 15:01:43 UTC
Text of error:

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/gui.py", line 336, in run
    self.icw.run ()
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//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 "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 428, in 
    self.setScreen (self.currentScreen, self.nextClicked)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 466, in 
    new_screen = screen.getScreen ()
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/iw/package_gui.py", line 
427, in getScreen
  File "/tmp/updates/todo.py", line 539, in getCompsList
    self.comps = self.method.readComps(self.hdList)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/image.py", line 16, in 
    return ComponentSet(self.tree + '/RedHat/base/comps', hdlist)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 459, in 
    self.readCompsFile(file, self.packages, arch, matchAllLang)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 360, in 
    raise TypeError, "comp file version 3 or 4 expected"
TypeError: comp file version 3 or 4 expected

Local variables in innermost frame:
arch2: i686


Updates applied with no change:


Installer crashes every time after Authentication Configuration.

PC stats:

Pentium III 600, 128M, 13gig, Matrox Video

Windows NT pre-installed, 2008 meg C: FAT partition, 11000 meg D: NTFS 

Attempting to put a 500meg /boot partition, and a 12000 meg / partition 
with a 380 meg Swap partition.

Comment 1 Brock Organ 2000-10-18 19:25:17 UTC
what is your install source ...? a CDROM ...? network based ...? Hard drive ...?

I ask because the installer is right at the point of reading the package
information, but the error indicates that the file containing that information
(comps) is not in a proper format ... can you verify your install source ...?

we've seen similar problems with bad ftp downloads or other issues with copying
the source media ...

Comment 2 Mike Davis 2000-10-18 19:44:35 UTC
The install source is boot from cdrom.  The same thing happens with a diskette 
image, then proceed from cdrom.

The cdrom iso was downloaded from a mirror (I forget which).

Comment 3 Mike Davis 2000-10-19 13:25:50 UTC
Problem has been resolved.  A corrupted comps file.  I downloaded another iso 
image from eecs.umich.edu and re burnt the cd which now works fine.

The original (corrupted) iso image came from cs.wisc.edu.

Comment 4 Brock Organ 2000-10-19 15:50:50 UTC
glad to hear your problem is resolved ... thanks for your report!

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