Bug 46370 - traceback during kickstart installs
Summary: traceback during kickstart installs
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-06-28 03:50 UTC by Ben Levenson
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:34 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-16 15:23:55 UTC
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Description Ben Levenson 2001-06-28 03:50:56 UTC
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 20:05:33 UTC
Please retry with any tree after qa0628.0.

Comment 2 Ben Levenson 2001-06-29 18:17:21 UTC
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 15:35:05 UTC
The reboot issue is a known one.

Comment 4 Brock Organ 2001-07-12 20:00:27 UTC
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 19:44:12 UTC
This defect considered MUST-FIX for Fairfax gold-release.

Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2001-07-16 15:30:05 UTC
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 17:00:31 UTC
I noticed the same problem with FTP installs on beta2.  Using updates disk fixed

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