Bug 98717 - kernel-smp hangs install if symlink not present...
kernel-smp hangs install if symlink not present...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Larry Woodman
Brian Brock
: 98718 98719 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2003-07-07 18:23 EDT by Thomas Wiest
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-09-28 21:51:44 EDT
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Description Thomas Wiest 2003-07-07 18:23:46 EDT
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Description of problem:
When installing kernel-smp it seems that it's expecting this symlink to be there:
/lib/kernel/2.4.9-e.24smp/libredhat-kernel.so.1 ->

that isn't there. In the install.log file located in /mnt/sysimage/tmp, the last
line is:

"tar: error while loading shared libraries: libredhat-kernel.so.1: cannot open
shared object file: No such file or directory"

Also, I am not doing a full install (see below for the ks.cfg script that
specifies the RPMS that are being install).

Additional Info (May be helpful, may not)
Hardware: Dell Poweredge 1600SC
Installation type: Network install using Kickstart script

ks.cfg script:
rootpw novell
nfs --server apt.provo.novell.com --dir /inet/ftp/pub/redhat/2.1AS/i386/
lang en_US
langsupport --default en_US en_US
firewall --disabled
authconfig --enableshadow --enablemd5
timezone America/Denver
clearpart --all
part swap --size 1 --maxsize 512 --grow --asprimary --fstype swap
part / --size 1 --grow --asprimary --fstype ext3

@ Classic X Window System
@ X Window System
@ Network Support
@ Utilities
@ Advanced Server


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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Steps to recreate:
1. do a kickstart install with a ks.cfg file that has the same package list as
the ks.cfg file from the description.
2. wait until the kernel-smp rpm is trying to be installed.
3. notice that the installer hangs and that you see the same error message as
above in the install.log file.  

Actual Results:  the installer hangs while installing the kernel-smp rpm and
can't recover.

Expected Results:  it should finish installing the kernel-smp rpm

Additional info:
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-07-09 22:02:54 EDT
*** Bug 98718 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-07-09 22:03:06 EDT
*** Bug 98719 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Larry Woodman 2005-09-28 21:51:44 EDT
This problem was fixed long ago.

Larry Woodman

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