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Bug 1517141

Summary: Installer crashes when 'lang' is set in kickstart file
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: David Jansen <jansen>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team <anaconda-maint-list>
Status: CLOSED EOL QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
Severity: high Docs Contact:
Priority: unspecified    
Version: 27CC: anaconda-maint-list, jansen, jkonecny, jonathan, kellin, vanmeeuwen+fedora, vponcova, wwoods
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OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 2018-11-30 19:52:28 UTC Type: Bug
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anaconda.log
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dnf.librepo.log
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ifcfg.log
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packaging.log
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program.log
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storage.log
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storage.state
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syslog
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X.log
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anaconda core dump
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A minimal kickstart file that can reproduce the bug none

Description David Jansen 2017-11-24 10:00:00 UTC
Created attachment 1358584 [details]
anaconda.log

Description of problem:

Installation using a kickstart file seems to work fine, except when the 'lang' setting is used to select a langage. It doesn't matter which language is selected (en_US, en_UK, en_US.UTF-8, nl_NL etc), in all cases, the installation crashes shortly after the main anaconda gui screen is shown (which then disappears replaced by a black screen plus mouse pointer cursor).
At that point, virtual console 1 shows that anaconda received signal 11 and dumped core.

PS: I have tried this with the kickstart file in various places, just to see if that makes a difference (on usb stick, over http, over nfs). Also tried in VNC (my preferred method) and on the local console, and tested this on 3 different computers.

Comment 1 David Jansen 2017-11-24 10:01:33 UTC
Created attachment 1358585 [details]
dnf.librepo.log

Comment 2 David Jansen 2017-11-24 10:02:01 UTC
Created attachment 1358586 [details]
ifcfg.log

Comment 3 David Jansen 2017-11-24 10:04:30 UTC
Created attachment 1358587 [details]
packaging.log

Comment 4 David Jansen 2017-11-24 10:04:53 UTC
Created attachment 1358588 [details]
program.log

Comment 5 David Jansen 2017-11-24 10:05:46 UTC
Created attachment 1358589 [details]
storage.log

Comment 6 David Jansen 2017-11-24 10:06:44 UTC
Created attachment 1358592 [details]
storage.state

Comment 7 David Jansen 2017-11-24 10:09:11 UTC
Created attachment 1358603 [details]
syslog

Comment 8 David Jansen 2017-11-24 10:09:42 UTC
Created attachment 1358604 [details]
X.log

Comment 9 David Jansen 2017-11-24 10:37:36 UTC
Created attachment 1358612 [details]
anaconda core dump

Comment 10 Jiri Konecny 2017-11-27 07:20:31 UTC
Hello,

Could you please provide us the kickstart file you are using. It looks to me like there is some specific settings which is causing the crash.

Thank you.

Comment 11 David Jansen 2017-11-27 11:16:06 UTC
Created attachment 1359428 [details]
A minimal kickstart file that can reproduce the bug

The logs from the actual install attempt had an more elaborate kickstart, but the attached version is sufficient to reproduce the crash for me.
When the 'lang' setting is removed, installation proceeds normally. Other valid versions for the lanugage give me the same results

Comment 12 Ben Cotton 2018-11-27 17:01:39 UTC
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