Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 24129
Anaconda fails during Kickstart install (line 438)
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:43 EDT
When doing a Kickstart install under 7.0 after loading some of the drivers
installation fails. I have saved the copy of the dump file (let me know who
should I e-mail it to). First few lines of the dump say something like this
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 438, in ?
intf.run(todo, test = test)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 1030, in
rc = apply (step(), step)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 507, in
if todo.doInstall ():
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1413, in
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 540, in
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 558, in
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.0.1//usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 248, in
Created attachment 7710 [details]
Anaconda dump file
Could you attach the kickstart file please?
When I try to install from a disk that I received via FTP, I get the exact same
Created attachment 7749 [details]
I got an e-mail this morning from Seth Vidal (skvidal at phy.duke.edu) who has a
CGI that builds the kickstart file I was using. This is his answer to my
remove this line from your ks.cfg
that is what doing it.
the libc5_compat group is a special one added by the dulug branch of the
redhat tree (I maintain that branch for duke university)
so its not a redhat bug at all.
You're just pointing to a "proprietary" tree.
I added the libc5_compat tree so it would push in the libc5 libs and ld.so
from 6.2 - so old binary-only apps would work with rh 7.
I removed the entry as suggested and Kickstart installation seems to be working
Created attachment 7808 [details]
Different kickstart file
After being successful with my kickstart file I wanted to make a more customized
installation of RedHat ie. instead of "Development" bundle I wanted only
particular packages. I had a reference RH7 box. Using
I created a KS file (it is attached as ks.cfg.my.2 to this bug) but when it
comes to package selection it fails. It now crossed my mind that I installed new
packages ie. KDE 2, acrobat which are not in default RedHat installation.
Ok thanks for following up your own bug with the additional information.
Got same exception, but my ks.cfg does not contain libc5-compat.
Created attachment 15104 [details]
Created attachment 15105 [details]
kickstart file causing anaconda exception
Please remove the line "ld.so" from your package list. Kickstart is trying to
find a package with that name and failing ...