Bug 204797 - anaconda needs to require rhpl to be installed
Summary: anaconda needs to require rhpl to be installed
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Chris Lumens
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-08-31 16:55 UTC by Joshua Jensen
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-09-12 17:38:15 UTC

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Description Joshua Jensen 2006-08-31 16:55:29 UTC
Description of problem:

Having problems with http kickstarting with --nobase
Anaconda hangs on bootloader section... anaconda debugging shows
anaconda going through the steps:

File /usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/rhpl/executil.py not found

Shouldn't anaconda be installing the rhpl package regardless of package
selection, just like it does the booty package, since it actually requires rhpl
to be installed when writing the bootloader?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

RHEL4 U4 x86_64

How reproducible:

Do an http kickstart with:
%packages --nobase

Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2006-09-12 17:38:15 UTC
This will be fixed in the next build of anaconda.  If you require this fix in an
updated version of RHEL, please talk to your support representative who will
raise the issue through the proper channels.  For now, it's simple enough for
you to work around this problem by just adding rhpl to your packages section.

Comment 2 Joshua Jensen 2006-09-15 19:48:10 UTC
Sounds good.  How is this fixed specifically?  Is anaconda always going to
install rhpl specificially, regardless of the contents of the %packages section?

Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2006-09-15 20:43:23 UTC
We're keeping a list of packages that anaconda requires to have installed on the
system for things that we do post-installation.  These will be installed
regardless of what you do in kickstart because they are selected after all the
%packages section processing has occurred.

Comment 4 Joshua Jensen 2006-09-16 21:42:59 UTC
Perfect.... so far I've stumbled into these four being missing:



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