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Bug 6402 - upgrade fails with Python traceback
Summary: upgrade fails with Python traceback
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-10-26 23:20 UTC by culliton
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-10-29 18:37:27 UTC

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Description culliton 1999-10-26 23:20:27 UTC
When upgrading from 6.0 to 6.1, possibly associate with some
kind of mount error, definitely associated with customizing
the list of packages to be installed, I got the following
python traceback from the (very slick) new installer:

Gdk-WARNING **: shmget failed!
Exception in thread Thread-3:
Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/", line 376 in
__bootstrap (? handwriting is garbled)
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/iw/",
line 16, in run
    rc = self.todo.doInstall()
  File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/", line 1512
in doInstall
    prob = "%-15s %d %c\n" % (mount, need, suffix)
TypeError: illegal argument type for builtin operation

Comment 1 culliton 1999-10-26 23:28:59 UTC
BTW - This is with the latest boot image from and a
local CD install.

Comment 2 culliton 1999-10-26 23:46:59 UTC
This may be a duplicate of #5809.  Apologies.  It takes a while to
learn how to search for existing reports, you really have to submit
one yourself to figure it out.

Comment 3 Jay Turner 1999-10-29 18:37:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5809 ***

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