Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 5875
Install program (python/anaconda) from HD crashes when scanning packages
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:38:47 EST
I downloaded the ISO image and burned a CD-ROM, after giving
up with CD-ROM install (see bug #5873) I copied the files to
a HD (VFAT, FAT16 partition) and installed from there.
Everything went fine until it starts scanning the packages
on the HD. The python/anaconda install program crashes with
the following message:
line 225, in ?
intf.run(todo, test = test)
xt.py", line 1000, in run
rc = apply (step(), step)
", line 10, in __call__
do.py", line 90, in getHeaderList
rddrive.py", line 46, in readHeaders
mps.py", line 50, in __init__
name = h[rpm.RPMTAG_NAME]
TypeError: unscriptable object
The I have the option to debug or "OK", Hitting "OK" halts
(i.e. shutdown procedure) the machine.
Probably the same as bug #5551.
I have encountered exactly the same problem. In the Python debugger,
I printed out h=NONE; rpm.RPMTAG_NAME=1000; h=netscape-comm;
h=netscape-communicator; etc. It failed on a FAT FS on a
SCSI drive and a ext2fs on an EIDE driver. Hope this helps.
Ive Been getting the exact same error on a new install. Ive got the
entire 6.1 dist on a ext2 hard disk. Ive tried many different
install options and hd locations. Currently, the drive is /dev/hdc1
I think this is the same as bug number 5749
I have noticed the same behavior:
Boot with bootnet, and when you get to the partitioning type, select
fdisk and then continue (without editing any drives). The error
messages will be there.
------- Additional Comments From 10/20/99 19:59 -------
I have the exact same problem when installing from a CD-ROM. The ISO
was downloaded from ftp.redhat.com and it was burned.
When upgrading from 6.0 to 6.1 the installer crashes and creates the
same messsage as seen above.
Celerom 366, 64mb ram, 1G HD, Abit BM6 MB,
I doubt it's a system problem as i was running 6.0 with a uptime of
over 30 days before attempting this upgrade.
I do not have any wierd partitions on my drive either. NO Fat16,
Fat32, NTFS or anything else like that. Just a Swap partition and my
All 3 install options do not work, whether text, graphical or expert,
Please refer to bug #5555, and #5768, as there are problems which we
know are out there. If neither of these bugs covers the problem which
you are seeing, then please reopen this bug with more details about
the specific failure that you are seeing as well as fstab and fdisk