Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 33425
Kickstart: Error copying timezone
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:24 EDT
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During an nfs kickstart install, I get the following :
Error copying timezone ( from
/mnt/sysimage/usr/share/zoneinfo/America/Edmonton): no such file or directory
with the corresponding line in my kickstart config:
timezone --utc America/Edmonton
Steps to Reproduce:
1.specify timezone in kickstart config file (any zone will do). Note that
I'm fetching this config file from the nfs server.
2.start installation process with kickstart, using nfs as the installation
3.switch to virtual terminal 3
4.during post-install configuration, the aforementioned error will occur.
this does not kill the installation process.
Actual Results: I get the above error. when I reboot the machine, it will
start fine, but many applications complain about the lack of a locale, and
the clock is all screwy.
Expected Results: Um, none of the above! A happy, slick redhat install.
I poked around, and sure enough, the zoneinfo directory is not in there. It
is in my Redhat/instimage/usr/share/ directory on the kickstart server
though. At this point the Redhat dir is still nfs-mounted, so I'm
wondering why it isn't using that. For now I'll just change the anaconda
code to get the nfs-mounted zoneinfo.
did you include "glibc-common" in your package list?
aha! That was it. Was glibc-common originally part of glibc, and then moved to
it's own package? I Noticed that it wasn't part of the original 7.0 distro.