Bug 756

Summary: FTP process stalls out while slow machine analyzes base/hdlist
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: sketch
Component: installerAssignee: Matt Wilson <msw>
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Version: 5.2   
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Description sketch 1999-01-09 13:20:01 UTC
I have a 486/33 that I got out of the trash, and it's
working perfectly fine. I had a second machine I also got
the same way, but it had dual 486's. When it installed Red
hat 5.2 from FTP, it went great! bravo!

But when the much slower 33mhz machine did it, it gets the
hdlist, then takes WAY too long to analyze it before going
after the next file, and in the meantime, the FTP service
has closed.

May I suggest closing the FTP connection while it analyzes
and then restarting the connection when it's ready to start
grabbing packages? Thanks.

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-01-12 20:49:59 UTC
How much memory is in the slower 486 that you are having problems?

Comment 2 David Lawrence 1999-01-18 20:42:59 UTC
We have observed this to be a bug in the installer when it comes to
ftp connections timing out. We are working on fixing this for the next

Comment 3 Matt Wilson 1999-03-13 21:46:59 UTC
FTP has been overhauled for the next release.