Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 236033
anaconda cannot install debuginfo packages
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:43 EST
Description of problem:
We want to use kdump (from kexec-tools) and so we want to install the kernel
debuginfo packages when we kickstart machines. We've added the RPMs to our
install repo, run createrepo, and added the debuginfo package names to our
But anaconda always tells us that we have specified a package that does not exist.
If we cheat by putting the debuginfo packages in some suitable group, then we
get no error, and the debuginfo packages are silently omitted.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a custom repo containing a debuginfo RPM
2. Create a kickstart file that calls for that debuginfo RPM
3. Try to build a machine using that kickstart file and repo
Anaconda does not install the package.
The debuginfo package should be installed.
In the anaconda 184.108.40.206 source I notice that yuminstall.py has a suspicious line:
Indeed. Fixed on HEAD (yuminstall.py 1.273->1.274) and should be doable for 5.1
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# grep debug /root/anaconda-ks.cfg
# rpm -q kernel-debuginfo
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described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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