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Bug 591206 - liveinst fails - anaconda quits - networkmanager crashes
liveinst fails - anaconda quits - networkmanager crashes
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: NetworkManager (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
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Reported: 2010-05-11 12:27 EDT by Grant Williamson
Modified: 2010-05-12 01:55 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: NetworkManager-0.8.1-0.1.git20100510.el6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-05-11 18:41:56 EDT
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Description Grant Williamson 2010-05-11 12:27:38 EDT
Description of problem:
Trying to install el6 snapshot 2 from livedvd to disk.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Create live dvd of el6.
Boot livedvd, login.
Run liveinst as user.
NetworkManager dies.
Anaconda crashes.

[liveuser@localhost ~]$ liveinst 
umount: /media/*: not found
  No volume groups found
18:15:44 Starting graphical installation.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/anaconda", line 977, in <module>
    anaconda.id = instClass.installDataClass(anaconda, extraModules, opts.display_mode, anaconda.backend)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/instdata.py", line 301, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/instdata.py", line 64, in reset
    self.network = network.Network()
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/network.py", line 276, in __init__
    devhash = isys.getDeviceProperties(dev=None)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py", line 382, in getDeviceProperties
    nm = bus.get_object(NM_SERVICE, NM_MANAGER_PATH)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/dbus/bus.py", line 244, in get_object
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/dbus/proxies.py", line 241, in __init__
    self._named_service = conn.activate_name_owner(bus_name)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/dbus/bus.py", line 183, in activate_name_owner
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/dbus/bus.py", line 281, in start_service_by_name
    'su', (bus_name, flags)))
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/dbus/connection.py", line 630, in call_blocking
    message, timeout)
dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.freedesktop.NetworkManager was not provided by any .service files

This looks like a similar issue I saw a few weeks ago on Fedora 13.
Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2010-05-11 13:03:10 EDT
anaconda requires NM to be running, so the fix for this is to make sure NM doesn't crash.
Comment 3 Grant Williamson 2010-05-11 13:41:25 EDT
Interesting install NetworkManager-0.8.0-13.git20100509.fc12.i686.rpm from F12 testing updates and the installer actually starts, NM no longer crashes.
Comment 4 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-05-11 13:57:42 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for
Comment 5 Dan Williams 2010-05-11 18:41:56 EDT
(In reply to comment #3)
> Interesting install NetworkManager-0.8.0-13.git20100509.fc12.i686.rpm from F12
> testing updates and the installer actually starts, NM no longer crashes.    

There's been quite a few changes recently that could fix random crashes, so I'll mark this as fixed.  If you wouldn't mind trying a recent RHEL6 version just to confirm, please re-open if you still see the problem with the following builds:


Comment 6 John Walicki 2010-05-11 22:15:51 EDT
Dan - Thanks for the fix.  IBM will test tomorrow.
Comment 7 Grant Williamson 2010-05-12 01:55:19 EDT
Will wait till next snapshot. Does not run on snapshot 2.

[liveuser@localhost ~]$ liveinst 
umount: /media/*: not found
  0 logical volume(s) in volume group "VolGroup" now active
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/anaconda", line 603, in <module>
    import signal, string, isys, iutil, time
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py", line 25, in <module>
    import _isys
ImportError: /usr/lib/libnm-util.so.1: undefined symbol: g_malloc0_n

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