Bug 24120 - installation fails
installation fails
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
7.0
i386 Linux
high Severity high
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-01-16 11:39 EST by Mike Schiraldi
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-01-26 18:44:04 EST
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Description Mike Schiraldi 2001-01-16 11:39:55 EST
When attempting to "upgrade" from a screwed-up version of 7.0 to a new
installation of 7.0, anaconda fails:

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 438, in ?
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 336, in run
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 678, in run
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 2554, in mainloop
    return _gtk.gtk_quit_add(mainlevel, callback, args)
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 125, in __call__
    ret = apply(self.func, a)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 412, in
nextClic
ked
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/iw/examine_gui.py", line
19, i
n getNext
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 952, in
upgrade
FindPackages
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/iutil.py", line 310, in
setClo
ck
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/iutil.py", line 75, in
execWit
hRedirect
OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory

Local variables in innermost frame:
argv: ('bash', '-c', '\012if [ -f /etc/sysconfig/clock ]; then\012   .
/etc/sysc
onfig/clock\012   \012   # convert old style clock config to new values\012 if
 [ "${CLOCKMODE}" = "GMT" ]; then\012      UTC=true\012   elif [
"${CLOCKMODE}"
= "ARC" ]; then\012      ARC=true\012
fi\012fi\012\012CLOCKFLAGS="--hctosys"\0
12\012case "$UTC" in\012   yes|true)\012    CLOCKFLAGS="$CLOCKFLAGS
-u";\012
 ;;\012esac\012\012case "$ARC" in\012     yes|true)\012
CLOCKFLAGS="$CLOC
KFLAGS -A";\012     ;;\012esac\012case "$SRM" in\012     yes|true)\012
   CL
OCKFLAGS="$CLOCKFLAGS -S";\012     ;;\012esac\012/sbin/hwclock
$CLOCKFLAGS\012')
childpid: 0
root: /mnt/sysimage
stdin: 11
newPgrp: 0
stdout: 12
stderr: 12
command: /bin/sh
searchPath: 0
ignoreTermSigs: 0

ToDo object:
(itodo

ToDo
p1
(dp2
S'method'
p3
(iimage
CdromInstallMethod
p4
(dp5
S'progressWindow'
p6

<failed>
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2001-01-17 13:01:09 EST
How was it screwed up?
Comment 2 Mike Schiraldi 2001-01-17 14:23:31 EST
A little "rpm --force --nodeps", a little "mv /usr/lib/lib<whatever> <whatever>"
.. the symptom was that all of a sudden, nothing worked and i was like, "Gee, i
think i screwed up libc. I should probably move that file back where it was.
Hmm, mv doesn't work. Hmm, ls doesn't work. Hmm. Well, i don't think a reboot
will help, but what the hey. Hmm, init not found. That's not good."

So i decided to reinstall and have it hopefully overwrite all the bad libs. But
it would die at that point. I would have done some debugging, but when i clicked
"Debug", the GUI would hang (i'd switch to another terminal and come back to
Alt-F7, and there would be a bunch of gray rectangles, signifying widgets that
refused to redraw themselves. I'm sure you know what i'm talking about, like
when you run an application without the & and then ctrl-z to stop it and then
move the window around)

I've got my system up and running again, though, so i can't do any more
experimenting.
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2001-01-26 18:43:59 EST
Assigning to a developer.
Comment 4 Brent Fox 2001-02-05 17:42:15 EST
Resolving as not a bug.

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