Description of Problem:
redhat-config-packages fails to start with the message
Installation Tree Not Found.
The path None does not look like a valid installation source."
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[ft@leia bin]$ rpm -qf redhat-config-packages
Steps to Reproduce:
I upgraded from RH 7.3 to 8.0 and the new graphical package system fails to
The only abnormal thing I can find from strace is:
[pid 31385] query_module("ide-probe-mod", QM_INFO, 0xbfffee60, 16, 0) = -1
ENOENT (No such file or directory)
[pid 31387] write(2, "modprobe: ", 10) = 10
[pid 31387] write(2, "Can\'t locate module ide-probe", 29) = 29
[pid 31387] write(2, "\n", 1) = 1
What is the output of `rpm -q comps`?
[ft@leia ft]$ rpm -q comps
package comps is not installed
I could not find comps in any of the packages on the RH8.0 CDs and searching
for comps on rpmfind only gave:
Yes, the comps packages is located at RedHat/base/comps.rpm of a Red Hat Linux
install tree and is installed by the installer as a special case, which is why I
asked how you installed.
Sorry, I upgraded to 8.0 from a previously upgraded 7.3 installation. I did
nothing out of the ordinary. I'll try installing it manually when I get RPM
I installed the comps.rpm package manually and now redhat-config-packages works. However it does not explain why the package was left out during the original upgrade.
Did you install from CD or from an install tree copied somehow?
I _upgraded_ (from 7.3) from the CDs (where I also fetched the missing comps package).
There are more assurances in the installer for the comps package to be installed