|Summary:||Kickstart post-install locks rpm database|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||adam|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Matt Wilson <msw>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-07-15 22:17:36 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description adam 1999-05-08 04:44:50 UTC
When doing a kickstart install in 6.0, if you have other rpm's to install during the post-install section of the kickstart, rpm fails stating "Cannot get exclusive lock".
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-05-10 20:18:59 UTC
I was unable to replicate this problem on a test lab machine.
Comment 2 adam 1999-05-11 00:55:59 UTC
After further testing, the problem only occurs if you do not install any part of the X-Windows system. In the %packages section of the kickstart, try this: %packages @ Base In the %post section, have it mount an nfs point, and install an RPM from there. Something like the following: %post echo "Kickstart-installed Red Hat Linux `/bin/date`" > /etc/motd mkdir /mnt/archive /bin/mount 126.96.36.199:/home/archive /mnt/archive cd /mnt/archive/build/qmail/RPMS rpm -Uvh ucspi-tcp-0.84-1.i386.rpm Will do nicely. The error will occur because install2 will try and open the rpm database so that Xconfigurator can install the X server RPMS (I assume), but when it cannot run /usr/X11R6/bin/Xconfigurator it dies, and fails to close the RPM database. It then runs the kickstart post install as normal, and leaves the RPM database locked. You can double check that this is the cause by changing the %packages section to look like this: %packages @ Base @ X Window System Leaving the %post section the same. All will be well with the world. :) Adam
Comment 3 adam 1999-05-11 03:08:59 UTC
Problem exists between keyboard and user... try adding skipx yes instead of a fake xconfig line (5.2) and life will be happy again. ;P Sorry, I'm a schmoe. (I can admit it, though. That counts for something, right? Right?) Adam
Comment 4 David Lawrence 1999-05-14 20:30:59 UTC
the line skipx is different for 6.0 than 5.2. Nevertheless when Xconfigurator fails it should not hold the rpm database open. I am assigning this to a developer for further review.
Comment 5 Jay Turner 1999-07-07 16:26:59 UTC
*** Bug 3021 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. *** In the file misc/src/install/doit.c the function will return without closing the RPM database if Xconfigurator is not installed. This is a problem as the installation process continues, but it is impossible to install RPMS in a kickstart post script. WORKAROUND: make sure that Xconfigurator is installed FIX: close RPM database before returning from setupXfree()
Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 1999-07-15 22:17:59 UTC
this will be fixed in the next installer release.