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Bug 5982 - installer hangs if package in comps is not present
Summary: installer hangs if package in comps is not present
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-10-15 14:06 UTC by Nigel Metheringham
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-21 21:20:00 UTC

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Description Nigel Metheringham 1999-10-15 14:06:49 UTC
Whilst making a custom RH based CD a typo was made in
the comps file (package spelt with wrong upper/lower casing)
genhdlist/mkisofs etc was then run.

On install using an upgrade option, and checking the
"customise packages for upgrade" (or similar) option,
the installer hung whilst checking for packages to

[This will only hit people who play silly games with the
installer, but might be worth working round]

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-10-21 18:57:59 UTC
This issue has been assigned to a developer for further action.

Comment 2 Jay Turner 1999-10-22 19:36:59 UTC
*** Bug 6033 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

anaconda does not handle misspelled package names very
well.  If a package name is misspelled in RedHat/base/comps,
anaconda dies.

For example, if wu-ftp is specified instead of wu-ftpd,
anaconda dies.  The "old" installer issued an error message
and continued.


------- Additional Comments From  10/18/99 13:01 -------
This issue has been forwarded to a developer for further action.

Comment 3 Jay Turner 2000-02-21 21:19:59 UTC
This issue is resolved in the latest beta.

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