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Bug 80106 - traceback: ValueError: invalid literal for float(): 31.5
Summary: traceback: ValueError: invalid literal for float(): 31.5
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: phoebe
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
Blocks: 79578
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-20 01:06 UTC by Mike McLean
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-14 00:58:24 UTC

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Description Mike McLean 2002-12-20 01:06:30 UTC
* -re1219....
* RH-full_server-install-mirror-french-nfs-TUI

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 770, in ?, dispatch, configFileData)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 446, in run
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 155, in gotoNext
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 222, in moveStep
    rc = apply(func, self.bindArgs(args))
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 118, in writeXConfiguration
    id.xsetup.write(fn+"/etc/X11", id.mouse, id.keyboard)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/", line 42, in write
    standalone = 0)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhpl/", line 291, in writeXConfig
    xcfgdata = hwstate.generate_xconfig(mouse, keyboard)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhpl/", line 594, in
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhpl/", line 319, in merge_into
    available = self.available_resolutions()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhpl/", line 530, in
    if rhpl.monitor.monitor_supports_mode(self.hsync, self.vsync, res):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhpl/", line 382, in
    hsync_list = list_from_string (monitor_hsync)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/rhpl/", line 376, in
    l.append( (string.atof(tmp[0]), string.atof(tmp[1])) )
  File "/usr/lib/python2.2/", line 205, in atof
    return _float(s)
ValueError: invalid literal for float(): 31.5

Local variables in innermost frame:
s: 31.5

Comment 3 Mike McLean 2002-12-20 01:18:37 UTC
did not repeat when I restarted the testcase on the same machine.

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2002-12-27 15:58:37 UTC
Oh dear.

Will leave this around in case it happens again.

Comment 5 Mike McLean 2003-01-02 21:01:18 UTC
Happened again.  Different machine (First time was a Proliant DL380 G2, this
time was an older Proliant DL380).  

This was with Phoebe public beta 1.  Exact same testcase, though:

Comment 7 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-02 21:57:12 UTC
Ok will investigate further.

Comment 8 Mike McLean 2003-01-07 18:37:54 UTC
also observed with
* full workstation german nfs tui
* full server german nfs tui

note that all observed cases are nfs tui installs.  I also have yet to see this
on an english or japanese language install.

Comment 9 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-10 21:04:14 UTC
This was triggered by slang calling setlocale.

We've worked around it in python land.

Comment 10 Mike McLean 2003-01-14 00:58:24 UTC
fix verified in -re0113.0

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