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Bug 160335

Summary: Installer crashes with python/anaconda errors when using a personalised kickstart file over NFS
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: stef <stephane.tranchemer>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team <anaconda-maint-list>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Description stef 2005-06-14 15:06:45 UTC
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Description of problem:
The anaconda installer crashes with python error outputs when trying to install packages selected in a kickstart file read over NFS.
The kickstart file is personnalised to suit the system install needs.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot with   linux ks=nfs:server:/path/to/kickstart/
2.anaconda crashes and ask if we want to make an output on a floppy drive
3.reboot (no other thing to do)

Actual Results:  installation fails, output :

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 1160, in ?, dispatch)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 447, in run
    (step, args) = dispatch.currentStep()
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 279, in currentStep
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 174, in gotoNext
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 242, in moveStep
    rc = apply(func, self.bindArgs(args))
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 207, in readPackages
    id.instClass.setGroupSelection(grpset, intf)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 1559, in setGroupSelection
    pkgs = grpset.hdrlist.pkgnames[name]
KeyError: ''

Expected Results:  installation runs automatically

Additional info:

kickstart file personnalised with lines like thoses for packages selection (short example):

@ admin-tools
@ printing
@ java

Comment 1 stef 2005-06-14 15:09:34 UTC
the kickstart and the installer runs fine with FC4test2 and FC4test3

Comment 2 stef 2005-06-14 15:10:42 UTC
Created attachment 115412 [details]
full dump of anaconda report

Comment 3 stef 2005-06-14 15:18:50 UTC
found the issue!

same error than in bug 160209, when using package description with minus sign
like "-evolution", menaning "don't install evolution package", the installer

Comment 4 Chris Lumens 2005-06-14 15:49:22 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 160209 ***