missing RPM in desktop install -- xsri-2.1.0-6

Mike A. Harris mharris at redhat.com
Wed Oct 22 20:52:25 UTC 2003

On Wed, 22 Oct 2003, Jack Aboutboul wrote:

>> I get 80%+ through installation of a default desktop installation, and 
>> the installation stops at "The package xsri-2.1.0-6 cammnot be opened. 
>>  This is due to a missing file or perhaps a corrup package..."
>> At this point the install will let me retry forever, but not skip the 
>> package and continue on.  Is there any way to work around this?  The 
>> md5sums of the .iso files are correct, so I don't think I've had a 
>> download problem.
>> Detail:
>> I happen to be installing the software under VMWare (version 3.0, 
>> running on a Windows XP host).  I've swapped the .iso files by 
>> suspending the virtual machine and "swapping cdroms" by renaming the 
>> .iso files on my hard drive.  I've used this technique many times, and 
>> it worked for 20 minutes following the switch, so I don't think this 
>> is likely to be the problem.
>> Alan
>	I've had this problem too, and never got it figured out. I think its 
>because you need to have vmware-tools installed before you can install 
>xsri, however, thats not possible to install unless the dist install is 
>complete. Officially, installing under vmware is not supported. Please 
>keep me updated as this is a bug I would love to squash.

I suspect the media is bad.  Please run mediacheck and test your 
media first.  I don't see why this problem would occur only under 
VMware personally.  Even though we don't support VMware 
officially, problems like this still shouldn't happen.

Mike A. Harris     ftp://people.redhat.com/mharris
OS Systems Engineer - XFree86 maintainer - Red Hat

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