Bug 387791 - Fails to install gdm dependency nss (for libssl3.so)
Fails to install gdm dependency nss (for libssl3.so)
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 388951
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2007-11-16 17:46 EST by Moritz Barsnick
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-11-17 15:20:44 EST
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Description Moritz Barsnick 2007-11-16 17:46:14 EST
Description of problem:
On a fresh install, it seems that anaconda failed to install the nss package 
for gdm. This would provide libssl3.so, without which gdm cannot run.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 8 initial version

How reproducible:
Tried only once.

Actual results:
Right after every boot (also after firstboot), you get:
Fedora release 8 [...]
INIT: Id "x" respawing too fast, disabled for 5 minutes

Expected results:
gdm starts up.

Additional info:
I checked the 'x' entry in /etc/inittab, ran the script there with sh -x, and 
finally figured out that /usr/sbin/gdm couldn't execute because it was missing 
libssl3.so. "ldd" confirms this fact.

Executing "startx" as a normal user actually works sort of fine.
Comment 1 Moritz Barsnick 2007-11-16 18:19:09 EST
Oh, they joy of optical media.

A second run failed at the media check. Let me put this on hold until I can 
confirm it is not due to the flaky DVD-R. (D**n, it was Verbatim! They're 
supposed to work!)
Comment 2 Moritz Barsnick 2007-11-17 15:20:44 EST
Okay, with a "clean" install medium, I cannot reproduce this. I assume the bad 
medium was the reason, but I forgot to check the install logs (and they're 
nuked now ;->).

Sorry for the noise. -> Closed.
Comment 3 Michal Jaegermann 2007-11-17 21:57:05 EST
I am not so sure if you were not too hasty closing that.
I am seeing something similar with different packages.
Initially filed against cups as bug 388951 but closer look
seems to indicate that anaconda is at fault.
Comment 4 Moritz Barsnick 2007-11-18 08:28:19 EST
Re comment #3:
good point. But unfortunately, I had looked at all sorts of stuff, but forgot 
that there was a /root/install.log. Your log file looks as if anaconda indeed 
actually missed that dependency during install.

I also didn't get any error messages during install. Back in Fedora Code 4/5/6 
or so, I got "cannot read soandso.foo.rpm" if there were problems with the 
install medium. So perhaps there are indeed random problems within anaconda. 
Just I can't reproduce. I'll try to do this behavior justice and change my bug 
closure to a dupe of yours, if you don't mind. I won't be helpful in debug 
anymore though, sorry.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 388951 ***
Comment 5 Michal Jaegermann 2007-11-18 12:54:06 EST
> Just I can't reproduce.

I may try later on to go through an installation exercise again
and see what will happen.  Too many instances which look strangely

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