Bug 7948 - Exception during/after package load
Summary: Exception during/after package load
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-12-22 16:47 UTC by Dan St.Andre'
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:40 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-22 20:03:06 UTC

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Description Dan St.Andre' 1999-12-22 16:47:40 UTC
The ERROR Report:
The last entry in the traceback says
File .../todo.py  line 1011  in writeNetworkConfig
f=open(self.instPath + "/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-" + device,
IOError [errno 2] no such file or directory:

Sure enough, the entire folder ../network-scripts/ is missing from the
/mnt/sysimage/etc/sysconfig folder.

This was a CUSTOM install onto two drives of 1024 Mb and 850 Mb.

Since I have limited disk space that is the install target,
my first thought was free space.  However, I used the ALT-F2 shell and
checked "df -k".  I had lots of space on all partitions.

Also, because of the limited disk space, I had "picked" my way through
the features.  On first attempt, I was over size by roughly 30Mb.
I used the [back] buttons and then went through individual package
selection targeting games, desktop art, wallpaper, font collections,
sound files and the like.  I do not recall removing any network related

On my next attempt, I was warned that I removed QQQ that had dependency
on TTT.  I used [back] again and removed the requesting offender rather
that install the extra package.  Again, I do not recall removing any
network related packages.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-22 20:03:59 UTC
This issue is resolved in the latest beta installer.

Comment 2 Jay Turner 2000-02-23 12:23:59 UTC
Without knowing the packages which you deselected, I would have to say that this
was the result of something "deselecting" the initscripts package, which is the
package that writes the files in the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts directory.
We have tightened up the base package selection in the latest release so that
those packages get installed under all circumstances and there is no way to
deselect these packages.

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