Bug 573752

Summary: cobbler uses insecure http download instead of using packaged syslinux
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Till Maas <opensource>
Component: cobblerAssignee: John Eckersberg <jeckersb>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 12CC: awood, ayoung, dgoodwin, jeckersb, shenson, vanmeeuwen+fedora
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Description Till Maas 2010-03-15 13:36:11 EDT
Description of problem:
Cobbler uses pxelinux.0 from syslinux. Instead of using the version packaged in Fedora, there is some insecure http download used to download it from fedorapeople.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. cobbler get-loaders
Actual results:
downloading http://mdehaan.fedorapeople.org/loaders/pxelinux.0-3.61 to /var/lib/cobbler/loaders/pxelinux.0

Expected results:
Should not download pxelinux.0 but use the syslinux package instead.

Additional info:
Distributing pxelinux.0 at http://mdehaan.fedorapeople.org/loaders/ looks like a GPL violation to me, because there are no sources distributed.
Comment 1 Adam Young 2010-05-18 15:26:46 EDT
I just ran 

sudo cobbler import --path=rsync://mirror.anl.gov/fedora/linux/releases/test/13-Beta/Fedora/x86_64/os/  --name=F13B-x86_64 --arch x86_64
task started: 2010-05-18_135831_import

This is  F12 version: 2.0.3

And it attempted to use /usr/lib/syslinux/pxelinux.0  which is not part of syslinux.  The syslinux file for pxe is:


This shows that something is aware of the local pxelinux.0 file.

I can confirm that I see the above behavior.
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2010-11-03 15:36:39 EDT
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2010-12-03 12:17:30 EST
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