Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75080
Installer halts with an error message about KeyError: kernel-smp
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:57:24 EDT
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Description of problem:
The installer works just fine once I hit upgrade option and continue to the
point where it is reading packages list. Then a error message popups up with
debug info of some script and complaining about KeyError: kernel-smp.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Requirements: You must already have redhat linux installed(7.2 or 7.3) with
kernel-smp as the kernel and not the other kind. (On a side note I use a raid
card that will not function without the smp kernel and because of that I am
forced to use a smp kernel instead of the other kernel since the other does not
work at all with my raid card.)
1. Place CD-1 of Redhat Linux 8 into CD-Drive and boot off of it
2. Begin install and select upgrade OS
3. Now attemp to complete the installation after it's done reading packages.
Actual Results: The installer popups an error message with the contents that
are displayed in Additional Information field.
Expected Results: It should have continued installation without any errors nor
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/upgrade.py", line 349, in upgradeFindPackages
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 171, in __getitem__
Local variables in innermost frame:
self: <comps.HeaderListFromFile instance at 0x82afe34>
(I also have a complete dump of the error that I saved on a disk since it
recommended me to do so)
Created attachment 78544 [details]
Complete error report dump saved from installer
This error occurred because you have the kernel-smp package installed on your
system but we no longer ship a smp kernel for the processor in your system.
You can continue the upgrade (but w/o smp support) by removing the kernel-smp
package and proceeding.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 75105 ***
Did you not see my note? The fact that my hardware will NOT boot off of the non-
smp kernel type! Well thanks Redhat for screwing me over.
To clarify, the hardware in your system is of i586 in nature, and Red Hat no
longer ships a i586 SMP kernel, only i686 and Athlon. Please do not interpret
comments in this bug as "Red Hat doesn't support multiprocessor machines"
OMG only i686 machines? That's also killing Duron AMD CPUs which my main
machine uses. You mind as not support smp kernels at all if you guys are going
to be that narrow in what you support.