Description of problem:
Composing installation media having the updates/8/$arch repository included
results in libXcomposite.so.1 missing from the stage2.img installer image, which
when using the graphical installer will cause you to only see a black screen and
a mouse cursor. tty1 shows:
/usr/bin/mini-wm: Could not load shared libraries: libXcomposite.so.1: No such
file or directory.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Compose installation media with the updates/8/$arch repository included.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install revisor
2. sudo revisor --cli [--yes] --kickstart /etc/revisor/conf.d/fedora-8-gold.cfg
--model f8-i386 --install-dvd
3. qemu-kvm -cdrom /srv/revisor/f8-i386/iso/*DVD.iso
Black screen when starting or entering graphical installation mode.
A patch is attached that has been applied to the anaconda 184.108.40.206-5 packages
available via http://www.kanarip.com/custom/f8/
Fedora Unity has confirmed that this patch is working, and will be applied and
used with our next Fedora 8 Re-Spin unless we hear of other circumstances to
Created attachment 293415 [details]
patch for libXcomposite.so.1 missing
Made the updated anaconda packages available via http://www.kanarip.com/anaconda
so that the repository does not include too many other packages.
Update needs to be backported and pushed to F-8 tree if it's fixed in rawhide. I
can do this, but I'm not allowed to (yet). I'll request access. Meanwhile, this
bug remains open.
Couldn't Jeroen take over maintenance of existing (release) branches, inheriting
bugs and so forth, if the current Anaconda maintainers want to concentrate
purely on the Rawhide branch?
An update as been released to Fedora 8 resolving this issue.