Bug 39283 - rpm.error: match tag missing in new header
Summary: rpm.error: match tag missing in new header
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-05-06 19:08 UTC by Stefan Bauch
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-09-10 21:56:51 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Anaconda complete dump (9.82 KB, text/plain)
2001-05-06 19:10 UTC, Stefan Bauch
no flags Details

Description Stefan Bauch 2001-05-06 19:08:25 UTC
Description of Problem:
After 2 years of continous upgrading I decided that Kernel 2.4 is the right moment for a fresh
install. After wiping my root- and /usr partitions of RH 7.0 the installer died with above message.
Thank god, I still have my OS/2 Warp around for this submission...

I wonder what makes my install so special. Is my CD-R corrupt???

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from CD (GUI or Text, no difference)
2. select custom install, select packages
3. select video card and monitor, test works flawlessly
4. format / and /usr, leave /home and /mnt/data untouched
5. package progress-dialog pops up
6. Following Message appears (complete lo attached)
Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 520, in ?
    intf.run(todo, test = test)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 1126, in run
    rc = apply (step[1](), args)
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/textw/upgrade_text.py", line 33, in __call__
    todo.upgradeFindPackages ()
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/todo.py", line 1224, in upgradeFindPackages
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/image.py", line 26, in mergeFullHeaders
    hdlist.mergeFullHeaders(self.tree + "/RedHat/base/hdlist2")
  File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 123, in mergeFullHeaders
    rpm.mergeHeaderListFromFD(self.hdlist, fd, 1000004)
rpm.error: match tag missing in new header

Local variables in innermost frame:
self: <comps.HeaderListFromFile instance at 8273ba0>
file: /mnt/source/RedHat/base/hdlist2
fd: 7

Additional Information:

AMD K6-2 400Mhz
128 MB RAM
OS/2 Boot-Manager in MBR, DOS and OS/2 Partition
SCSI cdrom and HD (IBM, 9.2 GB) (Adaptec AIC78U2 Controller)
Soundcard: Philips OPL3SA
TV: BT 878 (TerraTec)

Comment 1 Stefan Bauch 2001-05-06 19:10:00 UTC
Created attachment 17506 [details]
Anaconda complete  dump

Comment 2 Stefan Bauch 2001-05-06 19:42:23 UTC
Found bug # 39069 after broader search which looks similar, but I don't understand why it should be a duplicate of #37996 which does not look like 
the problem I have. I am doing a CD-ROM install, not HD, so the solution of #37996 seems not meaningful to me. I don't understand how it should 
have helped the user of #39069. 

PS: I can't access my regular mail-account due to the lack of my beloved Linux, so please direct any mail to stefan.bauch@epost.de. I don't want to 
register under this username with bugzilla and I can't CC there otherwise...

Comment 3 Stefan Bauch 2001-05-07 13:31:10 UTC
I contacted the person I received the CD-R from and he confirmed that
there was a problem in the mastering. Please defer this issue until I 
receive a new set of CD and re-install with them. 

Comment 4 Stefan Bauch 2001-05-21 13:46:51 UTC
Has been proven a media/mastering problem.

Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2001-09-10 21:57:11 UTC
Media problem.

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