Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 433777
anaconda fails to run with --rootpath option
Last modified: 2008-02-21 15:06:58 EST
Description of problem:
when executed with the --rootpath option anaconda will fail
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. /usr/sbin/anaconda --rootpath=/root/anaconda --method=http://server/tree
[root@ibm-alishan ~]# /usr/sbin/anaconda --rootpath=/root/anaconda
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/sbin/anaconda", line 614, in ?
instClass = getInstClass(opts)
File "/usr/sbin/anaconda", line 363, in getInstClass
retval = cobject(flags.expert)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/installclasses/rhel.py", line 163, in __init__
self.tasks = self.taskMap[productPath.lower()]
Anaconda runs and proceeds with installation.
Both anaconda and anaconda-runtime packages are installed.
SELinux is in permissive mode. Host has the same OS version as in
http://server/tree. Trying to install the packages in a directory.
The above works for Fedora8 host/tree.
This does not happen because of changes made for RHEL5.2, thie bug appears in
Also appears in RHEL 5 GA
This works well in Fedora.
Additionally to make this work in RHEL5 there would have to be a big effort and
IMO it would not be worth it given the importance of the bug.