Bug 498342 - RHEL5.4-Server-20090429.nightly install fails with "AttributeError: can't set attribute"
RHEL5.4-Server-20090429.nightly install fails with "AttributeError: can't set...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 497288
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2009-04-29 19:13 EDT by Prarit Bhargava
Modified: 2009-04-29 20:04 EDT (History)
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Description Prarit Bhargava 2009-04-29 19:13:52 EDT
Description of problem:

The latest nightly, 20090429.nightly, compose fails with
"AttributeError: can't set attribute"

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 20090429.nightly

How reproducible: 100% (or at least the two times I tried it ...)

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Attempt to install x86_64 20090429.nightly via RHTS.
Actual results:

Sending request for IP information for eth0...
Determining host name and domain...

[m[0m[m                                                                               Running anaconda, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server system installer - please wait...
Probing for video card:   nVidia Corporation NV44 [Quadro NVS 285]
Running pre-install scripts
Traceback (most recent call first):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/repos.py", line 295, in setAttribute
    setattr(self, key, value)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/yuminstall.py", line 203, in __init__
    self.setAttribute('cachedir', '/tmp/cache/')
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/yuminstall.py", line 544, in doConfigSetup
    root = root, method=self.method)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/yuminstall.py", line 504, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/yuminstall.py", line 853, in doInitialSetup
    self.ayum = AnacondaYum(anaconda)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/backend.py", line 171, in doRepoSetup
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 201, in moveStep
    rc = stepFunc(self.anaconda)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 124, in gotoNext
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 223, in currentStep
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/cmdline.py", line 135, in run
    (step, instance) = anaconda.dispatch.currentStep()
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 1006, in ?
AttributeError: can't set attribute

install exited abnormally [1/1] 
sending termination signals...done
sending kill signals...done
disabling swap...
unmounting filesystems...
	/mnt/runtime done
	disabling /dev/loop0
	/proc/bus/usb done
	/proc done
	/dev/pts done
	/sys done
	/tmp/ramfs done
	/mnt/source done
	/selinux done

Expected results:

Install should complete.

Additional info:  Bugzilla search yielded no information on this error.

Full test install logs can be found at



Comment 1 Jeff Burke 2009-04-29 20:04:31 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 497288 ***

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