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Bug 217184 - kickstart with updates repo misorders package install
Summary: kickstart with updates repo misorders package install
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 6
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
: 215801 217476 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: FC7Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-11-24 19:29 UTC by Chris Schanzle
Modified: 2008-05-06 16:56 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-05-06 16:56:36 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
anaconda /root/install.log of bad install (deleted)
2006-11-24 19:29 UTC, Chris Schanzle
no flags Details
/root/install.log of install w/o updates repo configured (good) (deleted)
2006-11-24 20:02 UTC, Chris Schanzle
no flags Details

Description Chris Schanzle 2006-11-24 19:29:05 UTC
Description of problem:
When installing (I use kickstart, but shouldn't matter) with an updates
repository configured, packages get installed out-of-order so preinstall
scriptlets fail.  One example is shadow-utils is installed after sendmail, which
runs useradd.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. kickstart a base system (that is, just @base and @core) with:
repo --name=updates --baseurl=file:///tmp/a

where /tmp/a is a NFS mounted mirror of the fc6 updates repository.  Relevant
%pre section includes:

mkdir /tmp/a
mount -o ro nfsserver:/path/to/updates /tmp/a

Actual results:

Note the numerous warnings and failures in /root/install.log.  In particular,
shadow-utils got installed near the bottom, so most packages that wanted to
create local system accounts run 'useradd' failed (such as sendmail).

Expected results:
packages would get installed in the proper order like they somehow do in the
install without an updates repo configured.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Chris Schanzle 2006-11-24 19:29:05 UTC
Created attachment 142091 [details]
anaconda /root/install.log of bad install

Comment 2 Chris Schanzle 2006-11-24 20:02:14 UTC
Created attachment 142092 [details]
/root/install.log of install w/o updates repo configured (good)

Comment 3 Chris Schanzle 2006-11-24 23:29:52 UTC
Further inspection of the logs reveals that whenever there is an update to a
base packageA, it is not installed until later, even if a packageB requires

E.g., grep installed with warning:
/var/tmp/rpm-tmp.2189: line 1: /sbin/install-info: No such file or directory

That happened because 'info' hadn't been installed yet, even though grep does
have a dependency on /sbin/install-info:

$ rpm -q --requires grep | grep install

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2006-11-28 18:46:06 UTC
*** Bug 217476 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2007-03-28 15:36:46 UTC
*** Bug 215801 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-08-21 05:29:58 UTC
User's account has been closed

Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 04:54:56 UTC
Fedora apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We're
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Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 16:56:35 UTC
This bug is open for a Fedora version that is no longer maintained and
will not be fixed by Fedora. Therefore we are closing this bug.

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