Bug 498315 - ks %pre hangs forever in text mode install
ks %pre hangs forever in text mode install
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: 2009-04-29 16:25 EDT by Alexandre Oliva
Modified: 2009-04-29 16:33 EDT (History)
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Description Alexandre Oliva 2009-04-29 16:25:08 EDT
Description of problem:
Graphical install won't start on one of my machines (bug 498312), and this in turn triggers what appears to be a bug in kickstart %pre commands in text mode.

When it writes on the screen that it's running the pre commands, the second line on the screen has such noise as 'rhpl.executil waitpid: None', and it appears to run forever, even though the kickstart file says:
hostname libero

After waiting a while, I switch to VT2, then back to VT1, and I see the following (incomplete) exception backtrace:

  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/kickstart.py", line 1087, in preScriptPass
    runPreScripts(anaconda, ksparser.handler.scripts)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/kickstart.py", line 1185, in runPreScripts
    map (lambda s: s.run("/", flags.serial, anaconda.intf), preScripts)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/kickstart.py , line 1185, in <lambda>
    map (lambda s: s.run("/", flags.serial, anaconda.intf), preScripts)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/kickstart.py , line 84, run
    root = scriptRoot)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iutil.py", line 106, in execWithRedirect
    except OSError, (errno, msg):
ValueError: need more than 0 values to unpack
install exited abnormally [1/1]

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How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run kickstart install in text mode, with a %pre script
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2009-04-29 16:33:25 EDT
There are a couple problems here, and they should all be fixed in the final release.  They're actually fixed in .48, but that was not included in the preview.

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