Bug 101510 - http install breaks
http install breaks
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-08-01 22:14 EDT by John
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Description John 2003-08-01 22:14:08 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
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.

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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 16:15:28 EDT
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 16:27:31 EDT
For example, are you possibly going through a proxy of some sort?
Comment 3 John 2003-08-14 07:57:22 EDT
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 16:02:35 EDT
Should be fixed in newer code
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2004-10-11 11:26:04 EDT
Closing MODIFIED bugs as fixed. Please reopen if the problem perists.

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