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Bug 71980 - Kickstart 7.3: %packages parameters causes crash
Kickstart 7.3: %packages parameters causes crash
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 71115
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2002-08-20 11:39 EDT by Thomas Clemen
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:49:26 EST
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kickstart file reproducing problem (756 bytes, text/plain)
2002-08-20 11:42 EDT, Thomas Clemen
no flags Details
This works (772 bytes, text/plain)
2002-08-22 04:43 EDT, Thomas Clemen
no flags Details
This does not work (774 bytes, text/plain)
2002-08-22 04:44 EDT, Thomas Clemen
no flags Details
Formatting newlines work without --resolvedeps (760 bytes, text/plain)
2002-08-22 04:46 EDT, Thomas Clemen
no flags Details

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Description Thomas Clemen 2002-08-20 11:39:48 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.0) Gecko/20020529

Description of problem:
When using %packages --resolvedeps in my kickstart file for RedHat 7.3,
anaconda crashes with signal 11 and immediately boots. There are no
suspicious log messages on vt3/vt4.  %packages --ignoredeps crashes
as well, and so does %packages --anystring.  Using %packages without
parameters works fine, but prompts default non-automatic behaviour
during install.Chosing "resolve dependancies" in this stage works.

The box is a PIII 800 Mhz with ide-disks. I use http install. 
Kickstart file is attached.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Use kickstart file with %packages parameters

Actual Results:  Immediate "install exited abnormally -- received signal 11"
from Anaconda. DHCP, Retrieval of kickstartfile and loading of modules completed
as expected. 

Additional info:
Comment 1 Thomas Clemen 2002-08-20 11:42:11 EDT
Created attachment 71624 [details]
kickstart file reproducing problem
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2002-08-21 01:42:50 EDT
Your kickstart config doesn't happen to have any dos newlines in it, does it?
(can't depend on html upload to not corrupt those :/)
Comment 3 Thomas Clemen 2002-08-21 08:35:04 EDT
That was one of my initial thoughts as well, but a quick run though 'od -b' does
not reveal any dos newlines. Are there any other special chars I should look
for?(typically ones invisible to emacs in shell-script mode).
Comment 4 Thomas Clemen 2002-08-22 04:42:27 EDT
Slight Ooops on my part, as the attached kickstart file does not reproduce the
problem. A couple of %post commands were left out due to an oversight in my m4
compilation - mera culpa.
I have now determined what exactly makes anaconda choke. The missing %post lines
contained \\n (backslash newline) for formatting. This produces the error
whenever %packages is used with a parameter.
Further attachments folllow.
Comment 5 Thomas Clemen 2002-08-22 04:43:36 EDT
Created attachment 72207 [details]
This works
Comment 6 Thomas Clemen 2002-08-22 04:44:20 EDT
Created attachment 72208 [details]
This does not work
Comment 7 Thomas Clemen 2002-08-22 04:46:12 EDT
Created attachment 72209 [details]
Formatting newlines work without --resolvedeps
Comment 8 Mike McLean 2003-01-02 18:45:58 EST
This bug has been inappropriately marked MODIFIED. Please review the bug life
cycle information at 

This is a duplicate.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 71115 ***
Comment 9 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:49:26 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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