Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 74927
Unhandled exception before upgrading packages from 7.3 to 8.0
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
Upgrade from RedHat 7.3 to 8.0 fails before starting to upgrade the packages
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
On the system RedHat 7.3 is (freshly) installed.
1. Boot the PC using Intels ee100 and PXE (get the IP via DHCP and boot kernel
via PXE from RedHats CD1: /images/pxeboot).
2. Text mode, since only 32mb of RAM are avaliable
3. Source of installation is a NFS-directory on another server, where the 3
ISO images from RedHat are avaliable.
4. Choose the "upgrade" option.
5. Wait a while in "Finding packages to upgrade"
6. Wait another while in "Checking dependencies in packages selected for
7. "A complete log of your upgrade will be in /root/upgrade.log..." and I
8. after some seconds:
An unhandled exception has occurred. This is most likely a bug. Please
copy the full text of this exception or save the crash dump to a floppy then
file a detailed bug report against anaconda.
Actual Results: Exception Occurred
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 694, in ?
intf.run(id, dispatch, configFileData)
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/text.py", line 446, in run
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 150, in gotoNext
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 215, in moveStep
rc = apply(func, self.bindArgs(args))
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py", line 613, in doPreInstall
IOError: [Errno 22] Invalid argument
Local variables in innermost frame:
f: <closed file '/mnt/sysimage/etc/mtab', mode 'w+' at 0x8200730>
method: <image.NfsIsoInstallMethod instance at 0x83f97bc>
intf: <text.InstallInterface instance at 0x82cbe84>
select: <function select at 0xa847954>
msg: File exists
id: <instdata.InstallData instance at 0x853232c>
(full dump at http://www.baschny.de/linux/RedHat-8.0-anaconda-dump.txt).
Nothing from RedHat 8.0 installed.
Expected Results: Packages upgraded from RedHat 7.3 to 8.0.
PC is a Pentium 120 MHz with 32 Mb of RAM and 1.6 Gb HD.
Maybe its a memory issue, but RedHat 7.3 installed without a problem.
I cannot boot from floppy or CD-ROM, since both are defect, my only choice is
booting from PXE via the network (DHCP and TFTP loading Redhat's pxe kernel
After that I install from NFS, where the 3 ISO images are located on a
64MB is the minimum supported configuration.