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Bug 1517141 - Installer crashes when 'lang' is set in kickstart file
Summary: Installer crashes when 'lang' is set in kickstart file
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 27
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-11-24 10:00 UTC by David Jansen
Modified: 2018-11-30 19:52 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2018-11-30 19:52:28 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
anaconda.log (deleted)
2017-11-24 10:00 UTC, David Jansen
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dnf.librepo.log (deleted)
2017-11-24 10:01 UTC, David Jansen
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ifcfg.log (deleted)
2017-11-24 10:02 UTC, David Jansen
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packaging.log (deleted)
2017-11-24 10:04 UTC, David Jansen
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program.log (deleted)
2017-11-24 10:04 UTC, David Jansen
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storage.log (deleted)
2017-11-24 10:05 UTC, David Jansen
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storage.state (deleted)
2017-11-24 10:06 UTC, David Jansen
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syslog (deleted)
2017-11-24 10:09 UTC, David Jansen
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X.log (deleted)
2017-11-24 10:09 UTC, David Jansen
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anaconda core dump (deleted)
2017-11-24 10:37 UTC, David Jansen
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A minimal kickstart file that can reproduce the bug (deleted)
2017-11-27 11:16 UTC, David Jansen
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Description David Jansen 2017-11-24 10:00:00 UTC
Created attachment 1358584 [details]

Description of problem:

Installation using a kickstart file seems to work fine, except when the 'lang' setting is used to select a langage. It doesn't matter which language is selected (en_US, en_UK, en_US.UTF-8, nl_NL etc), in all cases, the installation crashes shortly after the main anaconda gui screen is shown (which then disappears replaced by a black screen plus mouse pointer cursor).
At that point, virtual console 1 shows that anaconda received signal 11 and dumped core.

PS: I have tried this with the kickstart file in various places, just to see if that makes a difference (on usb stick, over http, over nfs). Also tried in VNC (my preferred method) and on the local console, and tested this on 3 different computers.

Comment 1 David Jansen 2017-11-24 10:01:33 UTC
Created attachment 1358585 [details]

Comment 2 David Jansen 2017-11-24 10:02:01 UTC
Created attachment 1358586 [details]

Comment 3 David Jansen 2017-11-24 10:04:30 UTC
Created attachment 1358587 [details]

Comment 4 David Jansen 2017-11-24 10:04:53 UTC
Created attachment 1358588 [details]

Comment 5 David Jansen 2017-11-24 10:05:46 UTC
Created attachment 1358589 [details]

Comment 6 David Jansen 2017-11-24 10:06:44 UTC
Created attachment 1358592 [details]

Comment 7 David Jansen 2017-11-24 10:09:11 UTC
Created attachment 1358603 [details]

Comment 8 David Jansen 2017-11-24 10:09:42 UTC
Created attachment 1358604 [details]

Comment 9 David Jansen 2017-11-24 10:37:36 UTC
Created attachment 1358612 [details]
anaconda core dump

Comment 10 Jiri Konecny 2017-11-27 07:20:31 UTC

Could you please provide us the kickstart file you are using. It looks to me like there is some specific settings which is causing the crash.

Thank you.

Comment 11 David Jansen 2017-11-27 11:16:06 UTC
Created attachment 1359428 [details]
A minimal kickstart file that can reproduce the bug

The logs from the actual install attempt had an more elaborate kickstart, but the attached version is sufficient to reproduce the crash for me.
When the 'lang' setting is removed, installation proceeds normally. Other valid versions for the lanugage give me the same results

Comment 12 Ben Cotton 2018-11-27 17:01:39 UTC
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Comment 13 Ben Cotton 2018-11-30 19:52:28 UTC
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