Bug 5557 - NFS Gnome Workstation install fails
NFS Gnome Workstation install fails
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.1
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-10-04 22:39 EDT by sean
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:38 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-10-20 14:48:13 EDT
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Description sean 1999-10-04 22:39:40 EDT
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
on TTY1:

[standard XFree86 startup lines]
error opening security policy file
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xserver/SecurityPolicy
  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
unmounting filesystems...
       /mnt/sysimage/boot
       /mnt/sysimage/proc
       /mnt/sysimage/
       /mnt/source
       /dev/pts
       /proc
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
ISO image.

Any thoughts?
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 1999-10-10 01:57:59 EDT
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?
Comment 2 sean 1999-10-13 18:51:59 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Jay Turner 1999-10-20 14:48:59 EDT
Closing ticket at poster's request.

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