Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 6159
FTP/HTTP/hard drive installs crash if non *.rpm files exist
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:39:01 EST
These install methods will lead to crashes (python
exceptions) if there are files in the /RedHat/RPMS directory
which are not valid RPM files, or are misspelled files.
Installer should really handle this a little better. Best
case of this is when retrieving files from CDROM and getting
the TRANS.TBL file, or when using WSFTP and getting the ftp
log in the directory.
I am seeing the same crashes as per 5618, 5875, 5546, 5551, and 5615.
My system has only formatted FAT32/VFAT and formatted ext2 partitions.
The rpms directory is on one of the FAT32 partitions. Running "ls -a |
grep -v rpm" shows that the only non-RPM entries in this directory are
"." and "..".
------- Additional Comments From 11/07/99 16:02 -------
This is a real nuisance if you downloaded redhat form a mirror
site that automatically creates ls-lR files.
Please, when writing utilities like anaconda, include diagnostics. If
there was a filename with the error, I could have figured it out.
*** Bug 6808 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I upgraded my Redhat 6.0 system from local hard drive.
Somehow, when I was ftping all the RPMs a few went missing,
and so my copy of Red Hat was incomplete. The upgrade
script crashed in a confusing way, throwing
incomprehensible Python stack trace. It would have been
more helpful to have an English error message.
I believe this bug is in the same general class as #6159: a
corrupted RPM repository not handled gracefully by the
I think that this is something that should be mentioned on the 6.1 gotchas
page. It certainly is one!
This issue is resolved in the latest beta.