Bug 101510 - http install breaks
Summary: http install breaks
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-08-02 02:14 UTC by John
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:06 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-11 15:26:04 UTC
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Description John 2003-08-02 02:14:08 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.1; Linux)

Description of problem:
I'm trying to install directly from ftp.redhat.com (mirrors I've found only have the ISOs).

I have this line in my ks file:
url --url http://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/beta/taroon/en/as/i386/

It successfully fetches


but then it requests

Of course, the host "pub" does not exist.

Note that it does request the updates image correctly.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.I can never understand this section. It seems clear to me what you need to do;-)
2.Create a ks file with that "url" statement
3.try to install using it

Actual Results:  Anaconda tries to fetch the hdlist file from a bogus host.

Expected Results:  Anaconda should get it from ftp.redhat.com

Additional info:

I can probably circumvent this by creating a host called pub.demo.room and configuring Apache to pass the stuff along.

I don't think a lot of your severtiy classifications. I think the word is "critical."

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-08-04 20:15:28 UTC
I just did an install using the URL you provided w/o any problems.  Anything
else you know of which might have affected the install?

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-08-13 20:27:31 UTC
For example, are you possibly going through a proxy of some sort?

Comment 3 John 2003-08-14 11:57:22 UTC
I'm using transparent proxy. 
The python library is using the bogus http 1.1 header 
host: pub 
I cirvumvented it with iptables magic to force traffic into a local Apache, and 
configured that apache with a vhost name of pub, and using the proxypass 
capability to reroute the requests correctly. 

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2003-08-18 20:02:35 UTC
Should be fixed in newer code

Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2004-10-11 15:26:04 UTC
Closing MODIFIED bugs as fixed. Please reopen if the problem perists.

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