Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 8683
Install doesn't install: Exception occures
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:54 EDT
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
Traceback (innermost last):
line 225, in ?
intf.run(todo, test = test)
"/tmp/lib/python1-5/site-packages/text.py", line 1000, in run
rc = apply(step(), step)
"' '", line 468, in __call__
"' '/todo.py", line 942, in getCompsList
"' '/todo.py", line 930, in getHeaderList
"' '/harddrive.py", line 46, in readHeaders
"' '/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.
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.
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
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
Thanks for following up on this. I'm going to tag this bug as resolved.