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This test case is intended to introduce a failure, and validate that anaconda is able to enter a debug mode to retrieve detailed crash information

How to test

  1. Boot the installer by any available means
  2. If you know how to make Anaconda crash, you can do so. Otherwise use Anaconda's fake exception handling trigger - switch to a different terminal and run the following command:
    kill -USR1 `cat /var/run/`
    Switch back to the installer, an error prompt should be displayed after a few seconds (you might need to click on some UI element to achieve that, or hit refresh in a text mode).
  3. Enter a debug mode using the failure prompt
  4. Execute some commands in the debug mode, e.g.:
    (Pdb) locals()
  5. Use continue to return back to the failure prompt:
    (Pdb) continue

Expected Results

  1. The installer presents a failure prompt and offers an option to enter the debug mode
  2. You are switched to a debug shell
  3. Commands are executed successfully in debug shell
  4. continue returns you back to the failure prompt