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(), args)
File "/var/tmp/anaconda-7.1//usr/lib/anaconda/textw/upgrade_text.py", line 33, in __call__
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>
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)
ATI AGP 4MB
Soundcard: Philips OPL3SA
TV: BT 878 (TerraTec)
Created attachment 17506 [details]
Anaconda complete dump
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. I don't want to
register under this username with bugzilla and I can't CC there otherwise...
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.
Has been proven a media/mastering problem.