Bug 42191 - Installer crashes during dependency check
Summary: Installer crashes during dependency check
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-05-24 19:17 UTC by anders engle
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:33 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-15 04:51:09 UTC
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anaconda dump (35.24 KB, text/plain)
2001-05-24 19:18 UTC, anders engle
no flags Details
output from 'rpm -qa' -- looks ok though, no complaints from rpm and so forth. (9.62 KB, text/plain)
2001-05-24 21:57 UTC, anders engle
no flags Details
Anaaconda dump file. (10.27 KB, text/plain)
2001-07-22 17:34 UTC, David Hampton
no flags Details
Sorted output of rpm -qa on my system. (13.63 KB, text/plain)
2001-07-22 17:36 UTC, David Hampton
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Description anders engle 2001-05-24 19:17:07 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0b; Windows 98; Win 9x 4.90)

Description of problem:
When trying to perform a upgrade from a 6.x system to 7.1 the installer 
crashes during the check for installed rpm's dependencies. The installer 
crashes at the same point in graphic/text/expert mode

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.run install program and select "upgrade current installation"

Additional info:
I first suspected faulty cd copies, but the same thing happens when 
installing from hd and the iso images checks out according to MD5

Comment 1 anders engle 2001-05-24 19:18:15 UTC
Created attachment 19510 [details]
anaconda dump

Comment 2 Brent Fox 2001-05-24 21:44:45 UTC
It looks like something could be messed up with the RPM database on the
installed system.  Can you boot into your system and attach the output of 'rpm -qa'?

Comment 3 anders engle 2001-05-24 21:57:37 UTC
Created attachment 19556 [details]
output from 'rpm -qa' -- looks ok though, no complaints from rpm and so forth.

Comment 4 Brent Fox 2001-05-31 17:48:14 UTC
I don't know what the problem is.  I haven't seen any other reports like this. 
It looks like it's having some problem with licq, but I don't know what's
causing the problem.

By looking at the code from todo.py:

                            h = self.hdList[reqname].h
                        except KeyError:
                            conflicts = 0
                        installed = ("", h[rpm.RPMTAG_VERSION],
                                     h [rpm.RPMTAG_RELEASE])
                        if rpm.labelCompare (installed, needed) >= 0:
                            conflicts = 0

The problem is that if the "try" fails, we try to reference "h" after the
except, and "h" is invalid.

Comment 5 David Hampton 2001-07-22 17:32:33 UTC
I'm seeing a crash in the same spot when installing from CD.  I've attached my
anaconda dump as well.

Comment 6 David Hampton 2001-07-22 17:34:19 UTC
Created attachment 24507 [details]
Anaaconda dump file.

Comment 7 David Hampton 2001-07-22 17:36:15 UTC
Created attachment 24508 [details]
Sorted output of rpm -qa on my system.

Comment 8 Brent Fox 2001-08-15 04:51:04 UTC
anders, just to be sure, can you boot into your installed system and run 'rpm
--rebuilddb' and then try the upgrade?

Comment 9 Brent Fox 2001-08-27 16:08:22 UTC
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.

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