Bug 979639 - Text cmdline kickstart doesn't handle missing packages
Summary: Text cmdline kickstart doesn't handle missing packages
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 969434 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2013-06-29 00:44 UTC by Brian Lane
Modified: 2015-01-09 20:04 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-01-09 20:04:22 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Brian Lane 2013-06-29 00:44:14 UTC
Using LMC to create a disk image/iso uses kickstart, cmdline and dirinstall. If the kickstart has packages that can't be found it falls into an error loop. meh tries to deal with it, but gets stuck.

If you disable meh it reveals that pyanaconda/ui/tui/hubs/progress.py refresh is getting called repeatedly. Here's what I've tracked down so far:

yumpayload hits a missing package.
It calls its _handleMissing method
That calls errorHandler.cb with the noSuchPackage error
The cb calls _noSuchPackageHandler
which calls showYesNoQuestion
That checks for kickstart install and just returns False.

but then the end of errorHandler.cb sees the self.ui is Text
self.ui.run() is called and this ends up calling progress.py refresh() again.

This might not be a problem, except that refresh() is starting the install thread so it throws an error because the thread is already running. Resulting in another error, another call to self.ui.run, refresh() etc.

I'm not yet sure how to fix this, just documenting what I have found so far.

Comment 1 David Shea 2013-08-02 20:25:27 UTC
*** Bug 969434 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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Comment 3 David Shea 2015-01-09 20:04:22 UTC
Anaconda just exits now instead of making cmdline mode freak out.

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