Bug 8683 - Install doesn't install: Exception occures
Install doesn't install: Exception occures
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2000-01-20 18:06 EST by Brandon M. Bost
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-07 07:55:51 EST
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Description Brandon M. Bost 2000-01-20 18:06:32 EST
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 2000-01-20 20:18:59 EST
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 09:43:59 EST
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 2000-02-05 22:01:59 EST
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 07:55:59 EST
Thanks for following up on this.  I'm going to tag this bug as resolved.

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