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Bug 236033 - anaconda cannot install debuginfo packages
Summary: anaconda cannot install debuginfo packages
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 5.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: James Antill
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2007-04-11 16:22 UTC by Bob Gautier
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: RHBA-2007-0644
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-11-07 17:21:28 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2007:0644 normal SHIPPED_LIVE anaconda bug fix and enhancement update 2007-10-30 22:56:59 UTC

Description Bob Gautier 2007-04-11 16:22:27 UTC
Description of problem:

We want to use kdump (from kexec-tools) and so we want to install the kernel
debuginfo packages when we kickstart machines.  We've added the RPMs to our
install repo, run createrepo, and added the debuginfo package names to our
kickstart file.

But anaconda always tells us that we have specified a package that does not exist.

If we cheat by putting the debuginfo packages in some suitable group, then we
get no error, and the debuginfo packages are silently omitted.

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


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a custom repo containing a debuginfo RPM
2. Create a kickstart file that calls for that debuginfo RPM
3. Try to build a machine using that kickstart file and repo
Actual results:

Anaconda does not install the package.

Expected results:

The debuginfo package should be installed.

Additional info:

In the anaconda source I notice that has a suspicious line:


Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-04-18 15:04:12 UTC
Indeed.  Fixed on HEAD ( 1.273->1.274) and should be doable for 5.1

Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2007-04-18 15:24:37 UTC
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update

Comment 6 James Laska 2007-09-21 19:35:59 UTC
# grep debug /root/anaconda-ks.cfg 
repo --name=test 

# rpm -q kernel-debuginfo

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2007-11-07 17:21:28 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

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