Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 97258
Unhandled exception error "rpm404.error: match tag mismatch"
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:54:47 EDT
Description of problem:
While trying to do a fresh install of RH8 on a a Compaq Deskpro (Min system
reqirements met) This error rec'd about a minute into copying all the packages
to the HDD. assume RPM 404 is problem, but no idea how to proceed.
An unhandled exception has occured....(bugzilla bit)...
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 786, in handleRenderCallback
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/iw/progress_gui.py", line 149, in renderCallback
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 632, in nextClicked
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 150, in gotoNext
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/dispatch.py", line 215, in moveStep
rc = apply(func, self.bindArgs(args))
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/packages.py", line 533, in doPreInstall
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/image.py", line 42, in mergeFullHeaders
hdlist.mergeFullHeaders(self.tree + "/RedHat/base/hdlist2")
File "/usr/lib/anaconda/comps.py", line 180, in mergeFullHeaders
rpm.mergeHeaderListFromFD(self.hdlist, fd, 1000004)
rpm404.error: match tag mismatch
Local variables in innermost frame:
self: <comps.HeaderListFromFile instance at 0x88a8874>
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Red Hat 8.0 Assume anaconda installer.
Happened twice in row, Fresh install each time.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Simple boot from floppy (boot.img)
2.From RH DVD
3.Followed installed directions carfully
Unhandled exception error: and install terminates with out completion.
Obviously, working install.
Can send anacdump.txt if required. contact via e-mail address
Please attach the entire anacdump.txt to this bug report using the 'Create a New
Created attachment 92414 [details]
Anaconda Install log
There are some IDE errors coming from your /dev/hda (first IDE drive) drive,
indicating it may have failed.
Yes, Thanks for that. We tried a couple of different things. The HDD is a very
old one (2GB) and does not appear to be accepting EXT2, Ext3 or Linux native
partitions. Have managed to re-partition it and re-format it for FAT32 using
linux tools and re-installed windows on it. Strange Compaq Proprietory Junk,
I'd say. You can probably close this case unless you have any further insights
as to how we might get it working. Thanks for your time.
Good luck getting things to work.