Bug 98625 - Exception during install
Summary: Exception during install
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-07-05 20:44 UTC by Jamie
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:55 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-07-24 22:45:00 UTC
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Description Jamie 2003-07-05 20:44:52 UTC
Description of problem:
The install crashed whilst tryin gto use the graphical installer.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Choose custom install
2. Choose components
3. Start install
4. crash
Actual results:
exception box pops up.

Expected results:
umm.. no crash? a successful install ;o)

Additional info:

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-07-11 15:40:34 UTC
Please attach the contents of the traceback file written out by the error dialog.

Comment 2 Jamie 2003-07-11 22:24:28 UTC
I tried to save the traceback to floppy, but it won't save, so I gave up. I
started this report and waited while I went through the installer again, but it
just doesn't access the floppy to save the traceback...

...and no, I'm not copying down all tha text manually. Sorry.

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2003-07-14 16:21:17 UTC
Unfortunately there isn't enough information here to figure out how its failing.
What are the last 5 lines of the traceback?

Comment 4 Jamie 2003-07-14 18:27:15 UTC
I can't get the traceback up again as the sytem is now running quite happily
after I chose a different set of options and then used the package manager to
get it how  wanted it, and I don't fancy risking messing it up as I'm still

What I do remember though was that the traceback messages were all related to
the gui (lots of mentions of gnome) and the final one was an unable to allocate
memory error. (may have been from a malloc(), but I'm not 100% cetain).

I apoligise for being a pain as no doubt you want to fix this, but I'm still a
newbie and opening the hood is as far as I've got, I'm still working out how to
set things up, and I don't want to risk what I have thus far.

Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2003-07-24 22:45:00 UTC
This should be fixed in Red Hat Linux 9.

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