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Bug 453212 - install exited abnormally when attempting remote vnc install
Summary: install exited abnormally when attempting remote vnc install
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-27 20:08 UTC by Adrian Davis
Modified: 2008-07-11 21:32 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-07-11 21:32:26 UTC
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Description Adrian Davis 2008-06-27 20:08:53 UTC
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Description of problem:
when trying to perform a remote installation of RHEL 5.2 i386 using the DVD image, the installer crashes before the VNC server session is established.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot from RHEL 5.2 i386 DVD (As a guest OS in VMWare Server)
2.Type 'linux vnc vncpaasword="install"'
3.Except defaults
4.For network configuration specify IPv4 manual or DHCP, IPv6 off. (It fails for both manual and DHCP.)

Actual Results:
Installer aborts with error.
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 574, in ?
    import signal, traceback, string, isys, iutil, time
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 26, in ?
    import iutil
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 22, in ?
    from flags import flags
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 99, in ?
    flags = Flags()
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 73, in __init__
    self.__dict__['flags']['cmdline'] = self.createCmdlineDict()
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 43, in createCmdlineDict
    lst = shlex.split(cmdline)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/", line 279, in split
    return list(lex)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/", line 269, in next
    token = self.get_token()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/", line 96, in get_token
    raw = self.read_token()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/", line 172, in read_token
    raise ValueError, "No closing quotation"
ValueError: No closing quotation
Install exited abnormally [1/1]

Expected Results:
Starting VNC...
The VNC Server is now running.
Please connect to to begin the install...

(Worked Ok using 5.1 CD 1 i386)

Additional info:

Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2008-07-11 21:32:26 UTC
This is fixed in Fedora, and will therefore be fixed in the next major release
of RHEL.  If you require a fix for this issue in an update release of RHEL5,
please talk to your support representative who will raise this issue through the
appropriate channels.  Thanks.

As a workaround, I suggest leaving off the quotes from the password.  We've seen
some issues where certain pxe implementations strip off only a single quote mark
at the end of the arguments and that might be what's happening here, though you
are booting off the CD.  Could still be strange implementation problems.

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