Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 71889
Install hangs after installing bash
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:59:27 EST
Description of Problem:
With the Milan-re0819.nightly tree, I'm getting hangs after the installation of
the bash package. A couple of people have reported this on limbo-list as well.
One tester even pinned this down to deselecting and selecting again the
audiofile package (the next package to be installed after bash.)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
I had a problem with the installation of Limbo Beta 2 (7.2.93) that sounds
similar though not sure if related. In my case the installation stopped after
the gnome-mime-data package. Everything seemed fine but there was no disk
access for well in excess of 15 minutes. Tried the installation 3 times to no
The installation was to a set of SCSI disks on a RAID controller. 1 logical
drive made up of 3 4GB disks in a RAID 5 configuration. Media check on the CD
turned up fine, the RAID controller did not report any errors, reformatted the
logical drive checking for bad blocks, nothing found, and I'm not really sure
what the problem was. I ended up creating a new logical drive out of different
disks and the installation worked fine.
I think that the deselecting and selecting audiofile is just a red herring,
fwiw. Since you weren't reliably reproducing it this afternoon, he could have
just gotten lucky on the "it worked this time" bit
I'm the one where it worked after deselecting and reselecting audiofile and it
worked. I agree it must have been something else. I was able to consistently
reproduce the problem on another machine. Bash install finishes and the system
just stops. Audiofile seems like it's next but never starts installing. I'm not
sure why it worked for me eventually on the one system, other than just pure luck.
It does this consistently after selecting a Personal Workstation or a Custom
install - I have not tried with the other configurations.
In once case, I was installing to 3 partitions (/boot, swap and /) and in the
other case where it did finally work, I have /boot, swap, /, and then /opt,
/home, /usr and /usr/local in an extended partition.
I've had the same problem. I tried the Personal Desktop twice and then tried
Custom - Everything. It always hanged after bash. Then I tried the text
installer and everything went smoothly...
*** Bug 72064 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Question: are all of these installs from cdrom? I have done a number of nfs
installs and seen nothing like this.
I have this occur when I do a kickstart install.
My langsupport line has several languages listed, if I change it so that it has
on ly en_US, it works just fine.
I will attach my failing kickstart file
Created attachment 71944 [details]
to make this kickstart file fail, just uncomment the longer langsupport line and comment out the shorter one.
ps ax during the hang shows that the file /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.### is running. This
looks like the %post script for the bash package. If you kill this script, the
install continues to the next package that has a %post, and it, too, hangs. Same
thing, kill it and it continues.
If you "chroot /mnt/sysimage /bin/sh" into the installed system and run the
hanging shell script, it runs just fine.
Current theory is that it's due to the locale archive support in glibc
(backtrace in gdb definitely implies a case that Jakub fixed earlier in the
week). Building a tree with a fixed glibc now
And with the glibc fix in, it appears to be fixed... waiting on fixed glibc to
go into the tree to close this
I had the same problem. Using the text installer made no difference. I did not have the problem on Limbo.
When I omitted the additional languages English(GB) French(France) German(Germany) Spanish(Spain) and just went with English(USA) the installation proceeded
*** Bug 72358 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I seeing this too, it hangs directly after the bash install
Install type: CDROM
Locales chosen: English (US) and Danish. English being standard
im using 2 partitions both on the same IDE device (one 2.5 for / and 256 for swap)
is there a known workaround, so that I may actually install the beta ?
should i try to select only the english locale (i read the comments as that may
be the culprint)
Fixed with new glibc package
I'm not seeing this. Please reopen if this occurs with the next release.
*** Bug 72767 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 73635 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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