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.
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Anaconda just exits now instead of making cmdline mode freak out.