Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 235088
Several minute delay at "Checking dependencies..." installation stage
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:01 EST
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Using F-6.92 install DVD
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go through the installation, accepting the default package list
2. When the "Checking dependencies in packages selected for installation..."
dialog pops up, the system goes to 100% CPU usage and the GUI becomes
unresponsive for several (not sure exactly how long, but approximately 5) minutes.
3. After this wait, the installation works as it should
No feedback indicating that this may take a very long time.
Either completing this step more quickly, or some text/other indication that
this stage of the process may take a while.
This is on a 1.7ghz Pentium-M laptop with 512mb of ram. According to free, the
free ram never went below ~200mb. While the GUI was unresponsive, I was able to
switch between VTs and enter some basic commands (top, ps, free) on the provided
Other than selecting a specific partion and installation location for grub
(/dev/sda1 rather than /dev/sda), all other installation options were left at
The progress bar doesn't update properly, but dependency solving is working fine.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 232904 ***
I have encountered the same problem.
With a custom Desktop+Devel installation (Gnome+Xfce+Some text utils) the
depsolving takes 14minutes.
I can switch to some VT, doing a "top" and seeing anaconda eating between 97%
and 100% CPU, but switching back to the GUI installer display a buggy screen
with one empty white window.
The display refresh takes 6 minutes to show back the normal installer.
I think this should be fixed because some user can think the installer has frozen.
I was running the installer on a Celeron 2,93Ghz, 512RAM, with a 160go SATA2
This step takes aproximately less than 1 minute using FC5 and 14 minutes using
I will not imagine how slow it would be on a 4 years old computer (or more).