Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 6424
FTP install using updated bootnet/updates images fails
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:39:09 EST
System is a dual PIII Xeon system with 128 Meg memory and
two 18G Ultra2 drives attached to the onboard Adaptec 7896
Booted system from bootnet-RHEA-1999:044.img boot floppy,
selected FTP install using DHCP, system retreived 2nd stage
ramdisk from ftp server, asked for updates disk and properly
Proceeded with installation of 'custom system'. Everything
went as normal until the 'Reading package information...'
box came up. Immediately after, the following traceback
Traceback (innermost last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda.real", line 255, in ?
intf.run(todo, test = test)
File "/tmp/updates/text.py", line 1009, in run
rc = apply(step(),step)
line 10, in __call__
File "/tmp/updates.py", line 960, in getHeaderList
selft.hdList = self.method.readHeaders()
File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/urlinstall.py", line
45, in readHeaders url = urllib.urlopen(self.baseUrl +
File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/urllib.py", line 59, in urlopen
File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/urllib.py", line 157, in open
File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/urllib.py", line 370, in open_ftp
self.ftpcache[key] = \
File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/urllib.py", line 559, in __inti__
File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/urllib.py", line 568, in init
line 441, in cwd
line 233, in voidcmd
line 208, in voidresp
line 201, in getresp
IOError: [Errno ftp error] 550 i38: No such file or
This is actually an error which was generated by your FTP server . . .
at least that is what it looks like. You might want to check and make
sure that the source files on the FTP server look good. Granted the
installer should handle problems like this a little better, but a
little poking around should get you installing again. Reopen if you
are still not able to determine the problem.
I ran into this problem again while re-installing RH Linux 6.1 via FTP to the
same server above. I received an identical traceback as well.
Further investigation revealed that this error was generated ONLY when I did NOT
place a leading '/' character on the path specification for the FTP server, i.e.
With the leading slash the FTP install works fine. Without it, I get the error
and traceback I originally submitted.