Bug 7380 - installer trouble
installer trouble
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-11-27 17:54 EST by imcmeans
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:39 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-11-29 07:20:16 EST
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Description imcmeans 1999-11-27 17:54:01 EST
Hey. I run autoboot.bat in the dosutils folder of the i386 release of
redhat 6.1. When I run the dos installer (gui), I set up everything as far
as user privelages, when it lists this in an exception window:

traceback (innermost, last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda.real",
   line 225, in ?
   intf.run(todo, test = test)
File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/text.py", line 1000, in run
   rc= apply(step[1](), step[2])
File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/text.py", line 468, in __call__
File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/todo.py", line 942, in getcompslist
File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/todo.py", line 930, in get
   self.hdlist =
File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/harddrive.py", line 46, in
   return HeaderList(hl)
   "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/comps.py", line 50, in __init__
   name = h[rpm.rpmtag_name]
typeError: unsubscribable object

I copied this out by hand, and so there might be some spelling mistakes. I
tried to start the install by floppy disk using the errata .img updates,
but my computer won't boot to the floppies. (although it will boot to
other floppies). I dont know what to do, any help would be greatly
appreciated. email imcmeans@home.com
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-11-29 07:20:59 EST
This bug is more than likely a result of having a file in the /RedHat/RPMS
directory which is not actually an *.rpm file.  If you copied the files from a
cdrom, then the file causing the problem is one called "TRANS.TBL"

Run "ls | grep -v rpm" in the /RedHat/RPMS directory in order to get a list of
the non-RPM files which are causing the problem.

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