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Bug 82689

Summary: Red Hat 8.1 Beta 2 firstboot crashed at first login
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Thomas Chung <tchung>
Component: firstbootAssignee: Brent Fox <bfox>
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Hardware: i686   
OS: Linux   
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Description Thomas Chung 2003-01-24 21:57:26 UTC
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Description of problem:
Since nobody reported this problem yet, I'd like to report this bug.
Just installed Red Hat Linux 8.1 Beta 2 (8.0.93).
During the first login, firstboot crashed and create a log file at

Please see additional info for content of crash log.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Red Hat Linux 8.1 beta 2 (8.0.93)
2. During the first time boot, firstboot crashes
3. A crash log file created at /root

Actual Results:  cat firstboot.1043443787.22
(see additional info)

Additional info:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/firstboot/", line 153, in __init__
    vbox, eventbox = module.launch()
  File "/usr/share/firstboot/modules/", line 75, in launch
  File "/usr/share/firstboot/modules/", line 64, in setupScreen
    self.datePage = date_gui.datePage(self.dateBackend)
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-date/", line 171, in __init__
    ntpServer = socket.gethostbyaddr(ntpServerIP)[0]
TypeError: gethostbyaddr() argument 1 must be string, not None

Comment 1 Thomas Chung 2003-01-24 21:59:04 UTC
BTW, your bugzilla doesn't have "8.1" in Version field.

Comment 2 Brent Fox 2003-01-24 22:05:04 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 82061 ***

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 82061 ***

Comment 3 Brent Fox 2003-01-24 22:06:22 UTC
That's because it isn't called 8.1  The product needs to be set to "Red Hat
Linux Beta".  

Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:51:22 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.