Bug 46370 - traceback during kickstart installs
traceback during kickstart installs
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-06-27 23:50 EDT by Ben Levenson
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:34 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-16 11:23:55 EDT
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Description Ben Levenson 2001-06-27 23:50:56 EDT
build qa0627.3

Description of Problem:
--Was not able to complete any kickstart installs.

--I used the anaconda-ks.cfg file that was generated 
   during an install on the same system that I was 
   attempting the kickstart install on.

--The only modification to anaconda-ks.cfg was for the hostname
   and the install source:
   nfs --server porkchop --dir /mnt/redhat/test/qa0627.3/i386
   url --url ftp://porkchop.redhat.com/mnt/test/qa0627.3/i386

--Tried w/ NFS, FTP, and HTTP install sources.

Traceback occurs just after running anaconda:
File /usr/bin/anaconda, line 528, in ?
  instClass, setInstallData(id)
File /usr/lib/anaconda/kickstart.py, line 708, in setInstallData
  self.read kickstart(id, self.file)
File /usr/lib/anaconda/kickstart.py, line 475, in readKickstart
  args = isys_parseArgv(n)
File /usr/lib/anaconda/kickstart.py, line 277, in parseArgv
  return _isys.poptParseArgv(str)
ValueError = bad string for parsing

File /usr/bin/anaconda, line 155, in ?
  from kickstart import kickstart
ImportError: No module named kickstart

How Reproducible:
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2001-06-28 16:05:33 EDT
Please retry with any tree after qa0628.0.
Comment 2 Ben Levenson 2001-06-29 14:17:21 EDT
TUI and GUI kickstart installs completed successfully w/
the 0629.0 tree.

"reboot" flag did not reboot computer.
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2001-07-02 11:35:05 EDT
The reboot issue is a known one.
Comment 4 Brock Organ 2001-07-12 16:00:27 EDT
a similar (but not identical) traceback is occuring in qa0711.4 ... this is a 
sporadic problem as kickstart worked in qa0709.3 test tree ... reopening ...
Comment 5 Glen Foster 2001-07-13 15:44:12 EDT
This defect considered MUST-FIX for Fairfax gold-release.
Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2001-07-16 11:30:05 EDT
This is because kickstart.py wasn't being pulled into the ftp/http images.  msw
committed a fix for this on Friday
Comment 7 Pekka Savola 2001-07-21 13:00:31 EDT
I noticed the same problem with FTP installs on beta2.  Using updates disk fixed

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