Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55077
Bad: installer loops when trying to install XFree86-compat-libs
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:45 EDT
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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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Custom
2. Choose to install ALL packages in X-Hardware
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
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
the file was there!
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)
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.
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.