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Re: 2 anaconda problems on Alpha platform/Debugging?



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'


Thx,
 Oliver


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