Bug 437952 - "liveinst --debug" fails with backtrace
"liveinst --debug" fails with backtrace
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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Reported: 2008-03-18 08:40 EDT by Sebastian Vahl
Modified: 2008-03-18 13:12 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-03-18 13:12:27 EDT
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Description Sebastian Vahl 2008-03-18 08:40:15 EDT
Description of problem:
If you want to start liveinst in debugging mode to get some more informations, 
it fails with a backtrace:

$ liveinst --debug
FATAL: Module md not found.
  No volume groups found
> /usr/sbin/anaconda(812)<module>()
-> import instdata
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/anaconda", line 812, in <module>
    import instdata
  File "/usr/sbin/anaconda", line 812, in <module>
    import instdata
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/bdb.py", line 48, in trace_dispatch
    return self.dispatch_line(frame)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/bdb.py", line 67, in dispatch_line
    if self.quitting: raise BdbQuit

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1. liveinst --debug
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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2008-03-18 13:12:27 EDT
--debug to anaconda drops you into pdb early on.  Due to how the live install
process works, we end up with stdin redirected and so pdb isn't usable.

Realistically --debug mode isn't that interesting for most cases and for the few
that it is, it's easy enough to start anaconda by hand with the right args

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