Bug 50618 - RFE: Capture ALL anaconda tracebacks to hard drive
Summary: RFE: Capture ALL anaconda tracebacks to hard drive
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.3
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-08-01 18:04 UTC by R P Herrold
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:35 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-25 16:17:28 UTC

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Description R P Herrold 2001-08-01 18:04:39 UTC
Description of Problem:
Sometimes (human error, lack of media, lack of floppy drive, whatever) one
simply CANNOT get a copy of an anaconda traceback off a failing install


This actually provokes an idea on my part -- Why not 'tee' in all
instances anaconda tracebacks, in the case of install/upgrade failures,
into /tmp/anaconda-traceback.txt, and/or the install/upgrade log, so that
sysadmins, and indeed less experienced customers finding errors, can give
better reports, even if a proper floppy, with proper vfat modules, is not
at hand.

Comment 1 R P Herrold 2001-08-01 18:05:14 UTC
See also bugzilla 30029

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2001-08-01 18:54:10 UTC
Marking to consider for next release, we're past our feature freeze.

Comment 3 R P Herrold 2001-10-26 00:52:51 UTC
Repoened after release of RH 7.2
Thi sstill seems like a useful helper for the Beta phase, and indeed for RH 
support in debugging a failing install for retail install support.

Comment 4 R P Herrold 2002-02-11 02:24:13 UTC
Please consider inclusion of this as a SOP as we enter RH 8.0 beta testing. --
now is the time!

Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2002-03-26 17:44:24 UTC
Deferring to future release.

Comment 6 R P Herrold 2002-10-01 02:00:17 UTC
We are now hopefully before feature freeze -- freezer burn here (smile); Reopen
as an RFE for post RHL 8.0 consideration in planning items for next release

Comment 7 Michael Fulbright 2003-04-07 23:03:29 UTC
I have fixed this so if /mnt/sysimage is mounted then the traceback will go into

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