Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 827567
VNC install fails
Last modified: 2013-01-10 01:49:12 EST
Created attachment 588562 [details]
Screen shot of error
Description of problem:
VNC installs fails with a Python error
How reproducible: Easy
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert the x86_64 DVD
2. Get to the install prompt
3. Hit esc
4. Type "linux vnc"
Fails with a Python error: "AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'find'"
I think it's referring to the IP address. I never entered an IP address, and anaconda didn't ask me for one. Previous versions asked for an IP before starting VNC.
VNC starts and I can install
This may be because I don't have a DHCP server on that network. If I try it in a virtual machine that has a DHCP server it appears to work.
Anaconda used to ask for IP information if you specified VNC install and didn't supply IP information at the command line. That worked well, please bring that back.
We've removed all the code that would prompt for that prior to running anaconda. It's not coming back. There are boot options to specify the IP address http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Dracut/Options#Network
I have posted code that will exit the installer if no IP is found, but it will do it cleanly, not with a traceback.
Pushed as 167a0e193969b9ce531684637eaf7e89e35bad69 and 29f4ed3f2b83fad2a1209105819b4b67f61fb194
Will be fixed in the next build of anaconda (for rawhide).
This is fixed in branched.