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Re: 2 anaconda problems on Alpha platform/Debugging?



On 11/07/2007 11:33 AM, Oliver Falk wrote:
> On 11/06/2007 04:55 PM, David Cantrell wrote:
>> On Tue, 06 Nov 2007 09:27:06 +0100
>> Oliver Falk <oliver linux-kernel at> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi!
>>>
>>> Yesterday I tried installing an Alphaserver with our latest set of
>>> (AlphaCore) packages with a fresh spinned install cd.
>>>
>>> version for spinning iso: 11.3.0.34-1axp (only mk-images.alpha added)
>>> version inside the install medium: anaconda-11.3.0.42-1axp
>>>
>>> With .42 I wasn't able to spin isos yet - there's also some error I
>>> haven't looked into yet. And I'm using pungi for spinning if that does
>>> matter.
>>>
>>> However. I noticed 2 problems:
>>> 1) Automatic partitioning doesn't work - it used to work in AC2, but I
>>> guess anaconda was patched by someone. If I do add /boot partition via
>>> switching to another console and using fdisk and then do a customized
>>> partitioning I get trough that point - however, I would really see this
>>> fixed upstream. I'll try to find the patch in old srpms.
>>>
>>> 2) Anaconda dies at the point of setting the root password. It spots
>>> some error about not being able to lock the file. Sorry, the real output
>>> I don't have anymore. :-(
>>>
>>>
>>> However. This raised a question. What's the best way to debug this? Can
>>> I somehow start anaconda on an installed system and do the installation
>>> on some loopback device?
>> Debugging and developing anaconda is tricky.  I suggest you go here:
>>
>> 	http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda
>>
>> And read the Developers Guide sections.
> 
> So I will. However, can someone help me with this in the meantime?
> 
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "/usr/bin/pungi", line 178, in <module>
>     main()
>   File "/usr/bin/pungi", line 85, in main
>     mypungi.doPackageorder()
>   File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/pypungi/pungi.py", line 162, in
> doPackageorder
>     pypungi._doRunCommand(pkgorder, self.logger, output=pkgorderfile)
>   File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/pypungi/__init__.py", line 69,
> in _doRunCommand
>     raise OSError, "Got an error from %s: %s" % (command[0], err)
> OSError: Got an error from /usr/lib/anaconda-runtime/pkgorder: Traceback
> (most recent call last):
>   File "/usr/lib/anaconda-runtime/pkgorder", line 34, in <module>
>     from yuminstall import YumSorter
>   File "/usr/lib/anaconda/yuminstall.py", line 34, in <module>
>     from backend import AnacondaBackend
>   File "/usr/lib/anaconda/backend.py", line 25, in <module>
>     import kickstart
>   File "/usr/lib/anaconda/kickstart.py", line 125, in <module>
>     class Bootloader(commands.bootloader.F8_Bootloader):
> AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'F8_Bootloader'

Oh well. This might be my old pykickstart. Sorry. I'll try with the latest.

-of


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