Bug 8165 - installer crashes after choosing upgrade
Summary: installer crashes after choosing upgrade
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: alpha
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2000-01-04 16:40 UTC by pronk
Modified: 2018-11-27 20:12 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-14 17:20:02 UTC

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Description pronk 2000-01-04 16:40:12 UTC
both the GUI and the text-mode installer crash (during the 'finding
components to upgrade phase') on an alpha, after choosing the
upgrade installation method. The 'anaconda' python script crashes during a
gtk call which returns the debug dump:

Traceback (innermost last)
	File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 243,
		in ?
	 		intf.run(todo, test=test)
	File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/text.py",line 1038,
		in run
			rc=apply(step[1](), step[2])
	File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/text.py", line 257,
		in __call__
	File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/todo.py, line 1113,
		in upgradeFindPackages
			(self.hdList.hdlist, self.instPath)
rpm.error: error during upgrade check

(this is what I got from the text-mode install exception stack dumper)

The machine is a DEC Personal Workstation 500a, with ATAPI CDROM and
a 4.3 gig HD attached to a QLogic ISP SCSI controller

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-14 17:19:59 UTC
Sounds like one of two things.  Either you have mount options in /etc/fstab
which are something other than "defaults" or you have files in your /RedHat/RPMS
directory which are not really RPM files.  The easiest way to determine whether
it is the second one it to run "ls | grep -v rpm" in the RedHat/RPMS directory
and see whether anything pops out.

My guess is that you have filesystems listed in /etc/fstab with mount options
other than "defaults"  This is a known bug which is fixed by making use of the
latest boot images available as errata.

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