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.
>> 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.
> 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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