Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 5557
NFS Gnome Workstation install fails
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:38:25 EST
Installing from an NFS exported image of the RH 6.1 i386 ISO
and the included bootnet.img floppy image.
On an old test machine that had a failed Lorax install I was
performing a graphical install and selected Gnome
Workstation. As soon as it formatted / and tried to install
packages it dropped out of X and I got the following error
[standard XFree86 startup lines]
error opening security policy file
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 174
fromthod[0:6] == "ftp://" or method[0:7] == "http://"):
Syntax Error: invalid syntax
install exited abnormally -- received signal 7
sending termination signals...done
sending kill signals...done
you may safely reboot your system
I checked for the existance of the SecurityPolicy file it
mentioned but I don't even have the xserver directory on my
The security policy error is a red herring, stemming from the fact
that the full X distribution isn't in the install image. The problem
is instead that the install method is being set to ftp/http instead of
nfs somehow... Was this repeatable?
I finally got time to try the install on that machine again. Used the
same install options. No problems this time. Weird. Sorry for the
bother, I say close the ticket.
Closing ticket at poster's request.