Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75948
redhat-config-packages cannot find installation tree, no prompt for CDs
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
On a fresh desktop install (default packages), redhat-config-packages gives the
following error: "The path None does not look like a valid installation source"
and dies. The only way to install packages from the installation CDs is to use
rpm from console, or to run redhat-config-packages with the --tree=/mnt/cdrom
option to manually point it to the CD. Even then, if you try to install
packages off a different CD, instead of prompting for the other CD it simply
gives an "unknown error" and dies.
If run from console I was getting some kind of error about it being unable to
find redhat-cdinstall-helper or something (that binary isn't on my system).
[DIFFERENT ISSUE]I am no longer able to duplicate that error because in trying
to fix this I uninstalled the redhat-config-packages package, intending to
reinstall it, but before I got there my rpm Packages index somehow got
corrupted, and now rpm just hangs when I try to install any package, remove any
package, or rebuilddb. Guess I'm going to start over from scratch with this
system. [/DIFFERENT ISSUE].
I also poked around a bit in the code of redhat-config-packages and noted that
at various points it tries to look in /usr/share/comps - that directory also
doesn't exist on my system.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.install fresh desktop RH8.0.
2.try to run redhat-config-packages from the control panel
Actual Results: Error dialog: "The path None does not look like a valid
Expected Results: Package manager should have come up, and (I'm guessing, since
it's never worked for me) it should have prompted me for the CDs it needed to
install the packages I asked for.
What does 'rpm -q comps' say on your system? How did you do your installation?
I just run into the same problem. It looks like /usr/share/comps is
missing after a network install!
It always gets installed for me. Closing due to inactivity from the original