Bug 38539 - 7.1 installer chokes on RPMs from RedHat 6.2
7.1 installer chokes on RPMs from RedHat 6.2
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-05-01 07:55 EDT by Henning Schmiedehausen
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-01 10:02:04 EDT
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anacdump from the crash as described above. (9.88 KB, text/plain)
2001-05-01 07:56 EDT, Henning Schmiedehausen
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Description Henning Schmiedehausen 2001-05-01 07:55:42 EDT
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This report is related to Bug # 38537. As the normal RedHat 6.2
installation process
is no longer usable with the newer RPMs from ftp.redhat.com, I tried to use
the much
improved installer from RH 7.1 to install the 6.2 RPMs.

I prepared a tree with the following structure:

-- RedHat ----+------ RPMS   - all RPMs from the 6.2 CD + all upgrade from
                         |                            ftp.redhat.com
                         +------ base     - .img Files from the seawolf CD
                                                       hdlist file created
from the RPMs above with
                                                        comps file from the
RedHat 6.2 base directory

All this is accessible over FTP as I wanted to use this for a network
install. The
install worked really fine, up to software selection, I selected all wanted
the installer started to format the file systems and then crashed with a
backtrace. I've written the anacdump.txt file and will attach it to this
bug report

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. create an RedHat install tree as described above. 
2. create a bootnet.img floppy from the RH 7.1 CD
3. boot, install from network as described. 

Actual Results:  Crashed with an internal python error.	

Expected Results:  Should install, the newer installer should cope with
older RPMs
Comment 1 Henning Schmiedehausen 2001-05-01 07:56:47 EDT
Created attachment 16966 [details]
anacdump from the crash as described above.
Comment 2 Henning Schmiedehausen 2001-05-01 10:01:59 EDT
Ok, I was able to resolve this by using the genhdlist tool from the anaconda-7.1
package. This
now works fine; two quirks stay: you need the lilo from 7.1 (for /boot/message)
and the e2progs
from 7.1 or you won't be able to mount your filesystems because 1.18 from 6.2
doesn't grok
labels. Maybe make two upgrade packages for this?

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