Bug 476384 - New install from dvd lacks components
New install from dvd lacks components
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-12-13 17:17 EST by C Wallace
Modified: 2013-01-09 23:58 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-01-30 16:28:31 EST
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/sdb10/var/log/anaconda.log (34.02 KB, text/plain)
2008-12-15 14:56 EST, C Wallace
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sdb10/var/log/anaconda.syslog (46.43 KB, text/plain)
2008-12-15 14:57 EST, C Wallace
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/sdb10/var/log/anaconda.xlog (79.03 KB, text/plain)
2008-12-15 14:58 EST, C Wallace
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/SDB12/var/log/anaconda.log (25.85 KB, text/plain)
2008-12-15 15:00 EST, C Wallace
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/SDB12/var/log/anaconda.syslog (47.36 KB, text/plain)
2008-12-15 15:00 EST, C Wallace
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/SDB12/var/log/anaconda.xlog (78.64 KB, text/plain)
2008-12-15 15:01 EST, C Wallace
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rpm-spyware? (1.33 KB, text/plain)
2008-12-15 15:03 EST, C Wallace
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yum backtrace (2.41 KB, text/plain)
2008-12-15 19:20 EST, C Wallace
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Description C Wallace 2008-12-13 17:17:08 EST
Description of problem:After a new installation of FC10 from the live cd, /usr/lib/rpm, rpm-config, rpmrc and pulseaudio modules are missing.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Try to run rhythmbox
2.Run yum update in hopes of fixing rhythmbox/pulseaudio
3.Run  rpm -q --qf "%{SOURCERPM}\n" -f /bin/mount to see what ails yum

Actual results:No music and no updates. See attached file.

Expected results: The sweet sounds of a Bach Cantata as I explored the wonders of Fedora 10

Additional info:1  Architecture is an AMD 64x2 4850e on a Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H
2  I had a freeze while trying to install Fedora with the live cd (see bug #43870), and used the workaround in that bug report.
3  The live cd checksum was ok
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2008-12-15 10:06:31 EST
What are the contents of /var/log/anaconda* ?  

This sounds like a bad CD or copy.   (What's the other bug # you were referencing -- it's missing a digit)
Comment 2 C Wallace 2008-12-15 14:56:14 EST
Created attachment 327008 [details]
Comment 3 C Wallace 2008-12-15 14:57:25 EST
Created attachment 327009 [details]
Comment 4 C Wallace 2008-12-15 14:58:57 EST
Created attachment 327010 [details]
Comment 5 C Wallace 2008-12-15 15:00:07 EST
Created attachment 327011 [details]
Comment 6 C Wallace 2008-12-15 15:00:51 EST
Created attachment 327012 [details]
Comment 7 C Wallace 2008-12-15 15:01:30 EST
Created attachment 327013 [details]
Comment 8 C Wallace 2008-12-15 15:03:52 EST
Created attachment 327015 [details]
Comment 9 C Wallace 2008-12-15 15:06:21 EST
If this is not a bug, please accept my apologies

Need real name? What's wrong with my name?
Comment 10 C Wallace 2008-12-15 16:15:03 EST
I've been through all my browser histories, and I can't find that bug number.
However, the advice I followed was:
"When the dvd install process freezes, use Alt + F2, login as root, run drakx11, accepting all default setings, then close. Then run service -f dm, install to HD, then check xorg.conf." 
In fact, I copied the xorg.conf from  my fedora 9 (which was already copied from debian and modified). X and gnome work ok, so this isn't the problem.
Comment 11 C Wallace 2008-12-15 19:20:50 EST
Created attachment 327044 [details]
yum backtrace
Comment 12 C Wallace 2008-12-15 19:22:46 EST
I thought I might solve my problem in this way:
I copied my first fc 10 installation (sdb10) into another partition, sdb13. (cp gave a swag of unknown file type and cannot stat: no such file or directory errors, all in /usr/lib and /etc)
I rm -r 'd the whole /usr/lib directory and copied a new version from the second installation (sdb12), which was more complete, and copied individually the few /etc directories and files. After editing grub.conf the third version booted ok. However running yum repolist gave:
error: Unable to open /usr/lib/rpm/rpmrc for reading: Not a directory.

[cam@cwpc ~]$ ls -l /usr/lib/rpm
?--------- 65299 256 5677 117440512 1969-08-16 23:51 /usr/lib/rpm
[cam@cwpc ~]$ 
which is what I got on the first installation. Yet the /usr/lib/rpm directory which I copied has 10 items in it, and permissions 755; and so did the sdb13 installation before booting. 
I'll try downloading another live dvd.
I attach the backtrace from yum
Comment 13 C Wallace 2008-12-17 14:02:16 EST
(In reply to comment #1)
> What are the contents of /var/log/anaconda* ?  
> This sounds like a bad CD or copy.   (What's the other bug # you were
> referencing -- it's missing a digit)

1    OOPS
Like an idiot, I've been saying cd when I meant dvd.

2  cam@cwpc:/$ sha1sum /dev/cdrom
f1e5ae7db6a1ba227de7294c4112385922388648  /dev/cdrom

Hash: SHA1

f1e5ae7db6a1ba227de7294c4112385922388648 *Fedora-10-x86_64-DVD.iso
As you can see, they match
Comment 14 Chris Lumens 2009-01-05 17:08:23 EST
Can you explain exactly which steps you took in installation?  To me, it looks like you grabbed a installation DVD and then additionally checked or added a remote repo that contains Fedora packages.  The remote repo took precedence but wasn't a complete repo so the RPM package wasn't downloaded.  Your install continued but was missing that package, and you ended up with a broken install.

Does that sound about right?
Comment 15 C Wallace 2009-01-05 18:47:07 EST
Sorry, but I can't say exactly what steps I took. It was a while ago, and I didn't write everything down, as I was expecting it to 'just work' as the Fedora 9 installation did.
I _think_ on the second install attempt I just used the defaults.
I ended up comparing the /etc and /usr directories and adding the missing bits to the second install. 
I wouldn't bother for myself, as I have now got a working FC 10, but if you are really interested I still have the disc I used and I could do another install on a freshly formatted partition to see what that gives.
Comment 16 Chris Lumens 2009-01-30 16:28:31 EST
I've been unable to reproduce this issue, so I am going to close it as WORKSFORME.  In addition, I have not heard from our QA guys about this problem, which means a fair amount of testing has happened here without running into it.  If you can reliably reproduce it in the future, feel free to reopen and we can try to investigate.

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