Bug 55077 - Bad: installer loops when trying to install XFree86-compat-libs
Summary: Bad: installer loops when trying to install XFree86-compat-libs
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-10-25 06:33 UTC by Roberto S. Greco
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-25 12:48:53 UTC

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Description Roberto S. Greco 2001-10-25 06:33:54 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)

Description of problem:
During the (new - custom) installation of RedHat 7.2 (on a formatted HD), 
quite at the end of the installation, the installer reports the 
file "XFree86-compat-libs-4.0.3-2.ir86.rpm" is missing (resp. it can't 
find it). It asks to click on "OK" but it loops on that dialog box.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Custom
2. Choose to install ALL packages in X-Hardware
3. install

Actual Results:  after 2 hours installation (the 2nd CD was already in the 
drive) the installer reported it couldn't find the file:
and looped on a dialog Box with just 1 button: "OK"

Expected Results:  it should have installed the package

Additional info:

It would have been good either to have on that dialog box another 
button "SKIP Package", for example or have the installer automatically 
sckip the missing file.
I've switched the console with CTRL-ALT-F2 and made 
ls /mnt/source/.../XFree86-compat*
the file was there!
I made
rpm -qp /mnt/source/.../XFree86-Compat*
ther other rpm where OK but NOT THAT
I couldn't make anything else than reboot (I'm not a Linux expert)

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-10-25 12:48:48 UTC
I think there might be something wrong with your cd.  Did you verify the md5sums
of the ISOs before you used them (if you downloaded them off the net, that is)?

A Skip Package button is a bad idea.  Skipping packages can have unintended
consequences.  We have no way of knowing at that point how important the package
in question is.  What if it's the kernel RPM, or glibc?  Skipping those packages
will leave your system unusable.  It's better to make sure that you have
undamaged media instead.  I wouldn't want to run my system knowing that I had
used corrupted cds for the install.

Comment 2 Brent Fox 2001-11-05 14:56:58 UTC
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen if you have more information.

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