Bug 20346 - anaconda installation error...
Summary: anaconda installation error...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-11-04 22:08 UTC by Tufelkinder
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-12-27 17:27:11 UTC
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Description Tufelkinder 2000-11-04 22:08:26 UTC
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
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 678, in run
  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__
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 412, in nextClicked
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/iw/examine_gui.py", line 19, in getNext
  File "/tmp/updates/todo.py", line 941, in upgradeFindPackages
    self.getCompsList ()
  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 readComps
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 459, in __init__
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 353, in readCompsFile
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/urllib.py", line 59, in urlopen
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/urllib.py", line 159, in open
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/urllib.py", line 330, in open_file
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/urllib.py", line 335, in open_local_file

AttributeError: guess_type

Local variables in innermost frame:
StringIO: <module 'StringIO' from '/usr/lib/python1.5/StringIO.pyc'>
self: <urllib.FancyURLopener instance at 84d0d88>
url: /mnt/source/RedHat/base/comps
mimetypes: <module 'mimetypes' from '/usr/lib/python1.5/mimetypes.py'>
mimetools: <module 'mimetools' from '/usr/lib/python1.5/mimetools.py'>
ToDo object:

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-11-07 17:21:23 UTC
Could you give more details on how to reproduce this problem?

Comment 2 Tufelkinder 2000-11-07 19:17:05 UTC
HP Kayak Pentium II 300 mhz machine with 128 mb ram, running RH 6.0 kernel 2.2.16-3 currently.
I have 3 18 GB SCSI drives, and 1 4.5 gb SCSI drive on the same (wide scsi) bus. Also, a DDS-3 tape
backup, a 6 gb external drive, and a 100 mb zip drive on a narrow (8-bit) scsi bus. 

I attempt to do an upgrade and the error occurs after it starts attempting "Reading package information."

I tried using the anaconda updates disk and that doesn't help.

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2000-11-14 20:07:30 UTC
Please give detailed steps of how you went through the install process, this
will allow us to more easily reproduce the error.

Comment 4 Tufelkinder 2000-11-14 20:11:41 UTC
Things that might be useful to know:
I have a PC CD-writer. I mounted the ISO image of RH7.0 cd 1 on my linux box, and then shared that over the network. 
I then wrote the RPMS and file structure to a cd using my pc writer. As a result, my rh box won't boot from the cd, so I
made a rh 7.0 boot disk, stuck in the cd and booted up.

I choose graphical display. 
English language, 104 key keyboard and then upgrade.
I chose to customize packages. 
At some point it says, "reading package information" and that is when it comes up with aforementioned debug info.

Comment 5 Tufelkinder 2000-11-22 19:26:49 UTC
Another note: just verifying that the cd that I created (as well as the boot disk) is valid, I did another installation on 200 mhz non-scsi system 
that went flawlessly.

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