Bug 41094 - The installer hangs and loops when not able to read a package RPM from the CD-ROM
Summary: The installer hangs and loops when not able to read a package RPM from the CD...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 7.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-05-17 12:47 UTC by Fredrik Viklund
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-17 12:48:02 UTC

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Description Fredrik Viklund 2001-05-17 12:47:58 UTC
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Description of problem:
While installing packages, the installer could not read one package RPM. It
stops and complains that it can't open the file and the dialog box has only
an OK-button. There is no way of correcting the problem (exchanging the CD
or skipping the package). At least no obvious way or anything described in
the installation guide.	The only way of getting out is to kill the
installation with CTRL-ALT-DEL or from the other consoles.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select a CD-ROM made from ISO-images and a CD-reader that doesn't work
perfectly together.
2. Select a package that the installer can't read the proper file for, from
the CD
3. Wait until the installer tries to install the RPM.

Actual Results:  
Installation terminated prematurely with messed up
filesystems and an unbootable system. Solution is (hopefully, because I'm
doing it right now) to transfer the ISO-images to the HD and doing a HD

Expected Results:  
The dialog box should present the problem and ask:
1. Try the same file again?
2. Try another location (eject the CD and try another one, or HD)?
3. Skip this package and continue?

Additional info:

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-05-17 15:54:17 UTC
Skipping the package could be a potentially very bad idea.  We don't provide
that option because we don't know what other packages may require that one.  If
the package in question was glibc or the kernel, the system would be unbootable.
 I would recommend redownloading the ISOs and trying again.

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