Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 862612
anaconda freezes after clicking on "+" in keyboard layout settings
Last modified: 2012-10-18 17:24:35 EDT
Description of problem:
New anaconda in Fedora 18 Beta TC1 freezes when I click on "+" sign in "KEYBOARD" settings (spouk).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot live desktop of F18 Beta TC1
2. Click on "keyboard"
3. Click on "+" sign
It shouldn't freeze.
Proposing as beta blockerbug per alfa criterion: "The installer must be able to complete an installation using the text, graphical and VNC installation interfaces"
Can you check on tty1 to see if there's a traceback? Also please attach /tmp/anaconda.log to this bug report. Thanks.
Discussed at 2012-10-03 blocker review meeting: http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-qa/2012-10-03/f18-beta-blocker-review-2.2012-10-03-16.00.log.txt . Accepted as a blocker as a conditional violation of criterion "The installer must be able to complete an installation using the text, graphical and VNC installation interfaces".
With oldUI this was obvious as you were forced through the keyboard selection dialog. Now we have a hub/spoke design it's not quite so obvious, but we are choosing to consider keyboard selection as a natural part of a basic install process, we are going to assume that anyone using a non-US keyboard is naturally going to go to the keyboard selection spoke and try to pick it, hence if they can't do that, this effectively breaks the installation process for them.
(For the record, I tested, and I can reproduce this bug exactly as described, from the GNOME live installer, just hit the + button - which you have to do to use any other keyboard layout - and it freezes. Didn't test DVD/netinst yet.)
Fixing one deadlock introduced another. Let's take care of both at once.
anaconda-18.13-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
anaconda-18.14-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing anaconda-18.14-1.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
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Checked with Beta TC3, this is fine. (Though I removed English (US) from the layouts in anaconda, but it was installed on the installed system - maybe it's a non-removable fallback?)
It works now in Beta TC3.
18.14 went stable, so closing.