Note: This is a beta release of Red Hat Bugzilla 5.0. The data contained within is a snapshot of the live data so any changes you make will not be reflected in the production Bugzilla. Also email is disabled so feel free to test any aspect of the site that you want. File any problems you find or give feedback here.

Bug 5557

Summary: NFS Gnome Workstation install fails
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: sean
Component: installerAssignee: Jay Turner <jturner>
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: 6.1CC: srevivo
Target Milestone: ---   
Target Release: ---   
Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of: Environment:
Last Closed: 1999-10-20 18:48:13 UTC Type: ---
Regression: --- Mount Type: ---
Documentation: --- CRM:
Verified Versions: Category: ---
oVirt Team: --- RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: --- Target Upstream Version:

Description sean 1999-10-05 02:39:40 UTC
Installing from an NFS exported image of the RH 6.1 i386 ISO
and the included bootnet.img floppy image.

On an old test machine that had a failed Lorax install I was
performing a graphical install and selected Gnome
Workstation.  As soon as it formatted / and tried to install
packages it dropped out of X and I got the following error
on TTY1:

[standard XFree86 startup lines]
error opening security policy file
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 174
    fromthod[0:6] == "ftp://" or method[0:7] == "http://"):

Syntax Error: invalid syntax
install exited abnormally -- received signal 7
sending termination signals...done
sending kill signals...done
unmounting filesystems...
you may safely reboot your system

I checked for the existance of the SecurityPolicy file it
mentioned but I don't even have the xserver directory on my
ISO image.

Any thoughts?

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 1999-10-10 05:57:59 UTC
The security policy error is a red herring, stemming from the fact
that the full X distribution isn't in the install image.  The problem
is instead that the install method is being set to ftp/http instead of
nfs somehow... Was this repeatable?

Comment 2 sean 1999-10-13 22:51:59 UTC
I finally got time to try the install on that machine again.  Used the
same install options.  No problems this time.  Weird.  Sorry for the
bother, I say close the ticket.

Comment 3 Jay Turner 1999-10-20 18:48:59 UTC
Closing ticket at poster's request.