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Bug 6567 - FTP and HTTP upgrades 6.0 -> 6.1 fail after rebuilding RPM database
Summary: FTP and HTTP upgrades 6.0 -> 6.1 fail after rebuilding RPM database
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-10-31 14:13 UTC by spam
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:39 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-11-01 14:41:10 UTC

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Description spam 1999-10-31 14:13:29 UTC
I have tried unsuccessfully to upgrade from RH 6.0 -> 6.1
using both FTP and HTTP. Both fail at the same location,
right after the stage where the installer rebuilds the RPM

I am using the UPDATED network boot disk.

Here is the error message:

Traceback (innermost last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda.real", line 225, in ?, test = test)
  File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/", line
1000, in run
  rc = apply (step[1](), step[2])
  File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/", line 572,
in __call__
    if todo.doInstall ():
  File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/", line
1465, in doInstall
    self.instLog = open(self.instPath + logname, "w+")
  IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory:

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-11-01 14:41:59 UTC
My guess is that you have the /tmp directory symlinked to a different
location and this is causing problems with the installer.  The install
program is only able to follow relative symlinks, so I am guessing
this is an absolute symlink that you have.  Converting it to a
relative link will solve the problem.  Reopen this bug if your
problems are not solved by changing to a relative symlink.

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