Satellite 5.4: cobbler buildiso fails with 'Required file not found' error

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Issue

  • Executing cobbler buildiso failed with one of the following error messages:

    # cobbler buildiso
    task started: 2010-11-02_181219_buildiso
    task started (id=Build Iso, time=Tue Nov  2 18:12:19 2010)
    using/creating tempdir: /buildiso
    building tree for isolinux
    copying miscellaneous files
    Exception occured: cobbler.cexceptions.CX
    Exception value: 'Required file not found: /var/lib/cobbler/loaders/menu.c32'
    Exception Info:
      File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/cobbler/utils.py", line 123, in die
        raise CX(msg)
    
    Exception occured: cobbler.cexceptions.CX
    Exception value: 'Required file not found: /var/lib/cobbler/loaders/menu.c32'
    Exception Info:
      File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/cobbler/remote.py", line 95, in run
        rc = self._run(self)
       File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/cobbler/remote.py", line 155, in runner
        self.logger
       File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/cobbler/api.py", line 755, in build_iso
        return builder.run(
       File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/cobbler/action_buildiso.py", line 418, in run
        utils.die(self.logger,"Required file not found: %s" % f)
       File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/cobbler/utils.py", line 131, in die
        raise CX(msg)
    
    !!! TASK FAILED !!!
    

or

# cobbler buildiso 
- using/creating tempdir: /root/buildiso 
- building tree for isolinux 
- copying miscellaneous files 
Required file not found: /usr/lib/syslinux/chain.c32

Environment

  • Red Hat Satellite 5.3, 5.4, and 5.5

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