Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57052
7.2 install fails due to apparent anaconda problem
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:33 EDT
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Description of problem:
Both full 7.2 install as well as upgrade to 7.2 from 7.1 fail at the point
when it is time to actually start pulling in RPMs from the CD (not a
network install). The error box that popped up indicated this was an
anaconda problem and to file a bug report.
A quick perusal of existing 7.2 anaconda problems shows several
similar-sounding issues. Other reports failure points during install that
appear to be somewhat different from the one I'm experiencing.
At this point, we're unable to install or upgrade to 7.2.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Fresh 7.2 workstation install, or 7.2 workstation upgrade from 7.1.
Actual Results: Info collected by installer. After disk formatting,
install aborts reporting an anaconda error. Pls see attached dump.
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 620, in ?
intf.run(id, dispatch, configFileData)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 350, in run
self.icw.run (self.runres, configFileData)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 778, in run
File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 2608, in mainloop
File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/gtk.py", line 125, in __call__
ret = apply(self.func, a)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 399, in nextClicked
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 143, in gotoNext
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 208, in moveStep
rc = apply(func, self.bindArgs(args))
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/upgrade.py", line 273, in upgradeFindPackages
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/image.py", line 26, in mergeFullHeaders
hdlist.mergeFullHeaders(self.tree + "/RedHat/base/hdlist2")
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 161, in mergeFullHeaders
rpm.mergeHeaderListFromFD(self.hdlist, fd, 1000004)
rpm.error: match tag missing in new header
Created attachment 39487 [details]
anadonda dump file
Did you download the ISO images or did you buy the retail box set? If you
downloaded the ISOs, did you check the md5sum of the ISO images before you
burned them to cd? It looks like you could have bad cds.
This install was performed with copies of retail CDs. We will reattempt with the original retail CDs, and post results.
Follow-up info: using a fresh set of retail CD's, the 7.2 install/upgrade went smoothly, and with no problems.
We'll conclude that the copies of retail CD's we tried previously were somehow corrupted.
Thanks for the help!