Bug 8683 - Install doesn't install: Exception occures
Summary: Install doesn't install: Exception occures
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2000-01-20 23:06 UTC by Brandon M. Bost
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-07 12:55:51 UTC

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Description Brandon M. Bost 2000-01-20 23:06:32 UTC
I have downloaded RedHat 6.1 from ftp to my hard drive (my second partition
hda5), and after I boot from the floppy I made, and after picking the
language, install type, etc., I get to where it says it's Reading package
information.  After just a little bit, I get an Exception Occured window
that says:

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda.real",
line 225, in ?
   intf.run(todo, test = test)
"/tmp/lib/python1-5/site-packages/text.py", line 1000, in run
    rc = apply(step[1](), step[2])
"'                                      '", line 468, in __call__
"'                              '/todo.py", line 942, in getCompsList
"'                              '/todo.py", line 930, in getHeaderList
"'                              '/harddrive.py", line 46, in readHeaders
    return HeaderList(hl)
"'                              '/comps.py", line 50, in __init__
    name = h[rpm.RPMTAG_NAME]
TypeError: unsubscriptable object

Can anybody tell me what this means, and how I can get this to install?
After this, it says to restart my computer.

PS: Also, it sometimes hangs at the Welcome screen.  It does this more
often than I'd like, but it doesn't do it all the time.

Comment 1 Brandon M. Bost 2000-01-21 01:18:59 UTC
I would like to add that I tried to install using the updated images on the
errata, plus using the updates image.  I used rawrite to create both disks.
But, I still get this error.

Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-01-21 14:43:59 UTC
Are there any files in the RedHat/RPMS directory on your hard disk that are
not RPM packages?  If there are (I suspect a TRANS.TBL or ls-lR file), try
removing them.

Comment 3 Brandon M. Bost 2000-02-06 03:01:59 UTC
I'm sorry I haven't answered in quite a while.  You were right, it was a file in
the RPMS directory that caused it to give me that error.  I thank you for your

Comment 4 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-02-07 12:55:59 UTC
Thanks for following up on this.  I'm going to tag this bug as resolved.

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