Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 38539
7.1 installer chokes on RPMs from RedHat 6.2
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:56 EDT
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This report is related to Bug # 38537. As the normal RedHat 6.2
is no longer usable with the newer RPMs from ftp.redhat.com, I tried to use
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
+------ 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 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
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
Created attachment 16966 [details]
anacdump from the crash as described above.
Ok, I was able to resolve this by using the genhdlist tool from the anaconda-7.1
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
labels. Maybe make two upgrade packages for this?