Bug 495050 - Broken installation because of rawhide repo usage
Broken installation because of rawhide repo usage
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Radek Vykydal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-04-09 08:54 EDT by Thomas Woerner
Modified: 2011-06-28 03:45 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: anaconda-14.2-1
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 07:45:59 EDT
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Description Thomas Woerner 2009-04-09 08:54:48 EDT
Description of problem:
Using the 11-Beta installer with using the rawhide repo only for installation results in lots of missing packages in the installation. There are unsresolved requirements and the whole installation is useless. All post-scripts failed for me because the package ncurses-libs was not installed. The bad thing here is that there was no error message at all.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
anaconda in 11-Beta

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use 11-Beta installer (via PXE, NFS)
2. Enable rawhide repo
3. Disable 11-Beta repo
4. Wait for installation to finish (~ 406 packages)
5. Use a rescue system and analyse the new installation
Actual results:
Broken installation.

Expected results:
Working installation using the latest rawhide packages.

Additional Information:
It is important to use the 11-Beta installer here. The rawhide installer is using the rawhide repo and therefore this problem does not occur.
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2009-04-09 09:53:54 EDT
We should probably be raising errors on scriptlet problems as a fix for this bug.  That's going to require a little bit of work that we probably cannot do for this release, though.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 452724 ***
Comment 2 Thomas Woerner 2009-04-09 11:26:57 EDT
Not reporting errors is only a side problem.

The major problem is that the standard selection packages seem to be bound to the initial repo. After disabling the std-repo the packages are not part of the installation anymore - or they are, but are not installed. This is not the same as #452724.
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 09:32:32 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.

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Comment 4 Chris Lumens 2010-03-16 13:43:23 EDT
Is this still a problem in F13 alpha after all the stuff rvykydal has done?
Comment 5 Thomas Woerner 2010-03-17 09:32:25 EDT
Installing RHEL-6 with the Fedora-13-alpha installer was working for me by deselecting the F-13 repos and adding the RHEL-6 repo. The package selection was a bit strange, but the installed system was bootable.

Maybe it would be good to make the base repo not deselectable at all. Modifying this repo should also result in reloading the comps from the new repo if the checksums are different to the initial repo.
Comment 6 Radek Vykydal 2010-03-17 09:45:50 EDT
(In reply to comment #5)

> Modifying
> this repo should also result in reloading the comps from the new repo if the
> checksums are different to the initial repo.

This will be fixed in bug #555585 for which I have a patch ready to push.
Comment 7 Radek Vykydal 2010-03-17 10:58:36 EDT
(In reply to comment #6)
> This will be fixed in bug #555585 for which I have a patch ready to push.    

As fix for #555585 has been pushed, and should appear in version 14.2-1 of anaconda, I'm putting the bug into modified. Thanks for the report and retesting.
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