|Summary:||Sparc ISO image: Oh no, we got another coffee coaster|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Stuart Blake Tener <stuart>|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Matt Wilson <msw>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2001-09-14 16:23:09 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Stuart Blake Tener 1999-12-17 23:37:52 UTC
In refference to bug 7268: THE BUG AINT OVER TILL THE THIN MAN SINGS! I must admit, I read this bug, and beleive it to still exist. I recently from (a day or two ago) the redhat ftp site downloaded the ISO image for the SPARC version of RH6.1. I think it means that the current ISO image of the SPARC can be flushed! Well, need I say more? I am not posting here cause it worked! I am sure you figured that much out. My configuration: SPARC 2, 1GB Fitjutisu SCSI DR, 16MB RAM I attempted to begin the install, and it got a point where it said something like, oh g-d, you have so little ram, hurry up lets make a swap partition. This came after I had used the fdisk screens to create the partitioning info for the drive. It then put a message like "Formatting swap partition...". The next thing I saw was: Traceback (innermost last); File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 238, in ? intf.run(todo, test = test) File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/text.py", line 238, in run RC = apply(step(), step) File "/usr/lib/python1.5/site-packages/textw/pa.py", line 171, in __CALL__ todo.makefilesystems ( createfs = 0 ) File If a bug and half is pressed into a cdrom and half in a day in and half, and it happens twice to the same stock holder, the company looses money do you think he will show up at the stock holders meeting and raise holly hell? In other words, this is the third major bug in the installation script which was not found prior to release in the last few months with RH6.1. I have had the raw experience of two out of three. Thank g-d, I bagged Solaris a year ago or I'd a really been upset. This bug, along with the Solaris swap, and NT partition bugs, could all have been prevented with one small item: QUALITY CONTROL. Dont get me wrong, I have the deepest respect for RedHat, and as a consultant continue to recommend it as a solution for customers.
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2001-09-14 16:23:04 UTC
SPARC is not a currently supported architecture.
Comment 2 Stuart Blake Tener 2001-09-14 16:38:27 UTC
Perhaps I am pointing out the obvious, but uh, this bug was in fact posted WHEN you were supporting the SPARC version. You have completely ignored it until such time as you now no longer support SPARC, further you have waited such a long time to even read it. This is not explemplory of the type of practicle and immediate concern level we ought to see from a company such as RedHat. I have recently suspended using RedHat Linux. I am using Mandrake for the PC, and SuSE for the S/390 and SPARC versions (since you provide niether of those two, S/390 or SPARC) anymore. I am also considering to switch to SuSE for the PC, but have not had time to evaluate it yet. There is a certain convenience to having the same distribution for all purposes. By the way, I dont own an S/390, I use Hercules (www.conmicro.cx/hercules). Stuart B. Tener