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Bug 229574

Summary: Anaconda bombs with a SIGSEGV when run with the noipv6 boot option
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Reporter: Steve Salevan <ssalevan>
Component: anacondaAssignee: David Cantrell <dcantrell>
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Description Steve Salevan 2007-02-21 21:15:42 UTC
Description of problem:
If a user attempts to disable IPv6 via attaching the 'noipv6' boot option,
anaconda tries to claim a dynamic IP without using IPv6.  However, halfway
through doing this, anaconda bombs with the following output:

loader received SIGSEGV!  Backtrace:
install exited abnormally [1/1]
sending termination signals...done
sending kill signals...done
disabling swap...
unmounting filesystems...
	/proc done
	/dev/pts done
	/sys done
	/tmp/ramfs done
you may safely reboot your system

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
RHEL 5 Gold

How reproducible:
Always (at least when I try it)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start a RHEL 5 installation via CD or kickstart and ensure that the 'noipv6'
option is tagged onto the boot line.
2. Wait until Anaconda loads and watch it when it attempts to grab a dynamic IP
Actual results:
Anaconda bombs as above

Expected results:
Anaconda locates an IP within a reasonable amount of time and proceeds with the

Additional info:
This error was encountered on a VMware box and the RHEL 5 Gold installation was
initiated via an RHN Satellite-based kickstart.

Comment 1 David Cantrell 2007-03-06 21:04:54 UTC
I can't reproduce this with RHEL-5 GOLD on either real hardware or VMware.  DHCP
works fine when you pass the 'noipv6' argument at boot time.