Bug 428709 - Anaconda dies at beginning of RPM transaction
Anaconda dies at beginning of RPM transaction
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F9Alpha
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Reported: 2008-01-14 14:13 EST by Will Woods
Modified: 2008-01-15 08:49 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-01-15 08:49:44 EST
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debugging dump from anaconda (430.53 KB, text/plain)
2008-01-14 14:13 EST, Will Woods
no flags Details
updates-20080114-i386.img (667.89 KB, application/octet-stream)
2008-01-14 16:45 EST, Will Woods
no flags Details
updates-20080114-i386.img (ext2 fs image) (2.00 MB, application/octet-stream)
2008-01-14 16:56 EST, Will Woods
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Description Will Woods 2008-01-14 14:13:44 EST
Current rawhide anaconda dies with a traceback at the beginning of the RPM
transaction. The following messages appear on VT1:

error: no dbpath has been set
error: cannot open Packages database in /mnt/sysimage/%{_dbpath}

I guess maybe we're missing rpm macros or something?

I've attached the anacdump.
Comment 1 Will Woods 2008-01-14 14:13:44 EST
Created attachment 291614 [details]
debugging dump from anaconda
Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2008-01-14 15:03:12 EST
This should be fixed in the next build of anaconda.
Comment 3 G.Wolfe Woodbury 2008-01-14 16:14:15 EST
Same thing seen here on i686 platform.

Do you want my anacdump too?
Comment 4 Will Woods 2008-01-14 16:45:54 EST
Created attachment 291645 [details]

This updates.img fixes the problem in anaconda Tomorrow's rawhide
should include this fix; you can use this in the meantime to install i386

(see http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/Updates for details on using
updates images)
Comment 5 Will Woods 2008-01-14 16:56:07 EST
Created attachment 291647 [details]
updates-20080114-i386.img (ext2 fs image)

Whoops - the previous image was a cpio archive, which didn't work as expected.
This one does.
Comment 6 G.Wolfe Woodbury 2008-01-15 04:50:37 EST
This does fix the problem.

Note that the fedoraproject.org Wiki about Anaconda Updates is inconsistent
about the format of the updates.img file.  First it says make an ext3 image, and
the next section says they are CPIO archives.

Obviously the last section is wrong.
Comment 7 Chris Lumens 2008-01-15 08:49:44 EST
Updated the wiki.  Thanks for the notice.

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