Bug 236033 - anaconda cannot install debuginfo packages
anaconda cannot install debuginfo packages
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
5.0
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Assigned To: James Antill
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Reported: 2007-04-11 12:22 EDT by Bob Gautier
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHBA-2007-0644
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Last Closed: 2007-11-07 12:21:28 EST
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Description Bob Gautier 2007-04-11 12:22:27 EDT
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
kickstart file.

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):

anaconda 11.1.2.36

How reproducible:

Always

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
  
Actual results:

Anaconda does not install the package.

Expected results:

The debuginfo package should be installed.

Additional info:

In the anaconda 11.1.2.36 source I notice that yuminstall.py has a suspicious line:

        self.conf.exclude=["*debuginfo*"]
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-04-18 11:04:12 EDT
Indeed.  Fixed on HEAD (yuminstall.py 1.273->1.274) and should be doable for 5.1
Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-04-18 11:24:37 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
release.
Comment 6 James Laska 2007-09-21 15:35:59 EDT
# grep debug /root/anaconda-ks.cfg 
repo --name=test 
--baseurl=http://porkchop.redhat.com/rel-eng/RHEL5.1-Server-20070920.1/5/ppc/debug

# rpm -q kernel-debuginfo
kernel-debuginfo-2.6.18-48.el5
Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2007-11-07 12:21:28 EST
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2007-0644.html

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