Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 217184
kickstart with updates repo misorders package install
Last modified: 2008-05-06 12:56:36 EDT
Description of problem:
When installing (I use kickstart, but shouldn't matter) with an updates
repository configured, packages get installed out-of-order so preinstall
scriptlets fail. One example is shadow-utils is installed after sendmail, which
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. kickstart a base system (that is, just @base and @core) with:
repo --name=updates --baseurl=file:///tmp/a
where /tmp/a is a NFS mounted mirror of the fc6 updates repository. Relevant
%pre section includes:
mount -o ro nfsserver:/path/to/updates /tmp/a
Note the numerous warnings and failures in /root/install.log. In particular,
shadow-utils got installed near the bottom, so most packages that wanted to
create local system accounts run 'useradd' failed (such as sendmail).
packages would get installed in the proper order like they somehow do in the
install without an updates repo configured.
Created attachment 142091 [details]
anaconda /root/install.log of bad install
Created attachment 142092 [details]
/root/install.log of install w/o updates repo configured (good)
Further inspection of the logs reveals that whenever there is an update to a
base packageA, it is not installed until later, even if a packageB requires
E.g., grep installed with warning:
/var/tmp/rpm-tmp.2189: line 1: /sbin/install-info: No such file or directory
That happened because 'info' hadn't been installed yet, even though grep does
have a dependency on /sbin/install-info:
$ rpm -q --requires grep | grep install
*** Bug 217476 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 215801 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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