Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 104025
HTTP Install resolving IP address install
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:57:27 EDT
Description of problem:
When attempting to use an IP address for an HTTP install, the installer fails
if it cannot resolve the IP address.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start RH install by using HTTP install
2. Enter a unconnected DNS server (ie, non-net-connected DNS server)
3. Enter IP address for HTTP server name
4. When starting anaconda, debug shows trying to resolve the IP and failing.
Install should not attempt to resolve HTTP server name if it is an IP address
I was able to get to the first graphical screen in the anaconda installer using
a fictional DNS server and specifying the IP of my HTTP server. How far does it
get before you have the problem?
I think the actualy problem is that the error message is misleading. I got it
to load the welcome screen, but only after I noticed that each error message
printed a different filname. After switching to graphics mode, debug will show
(at a rate of one/min):
IOError -1 occured getting
en_US.UTF-8.html: (-3, 'Temporary failure in name resolution')
Then finally showed:
* moving (1) to step welcome
Took about 5 min to get to step welcome.
Used IP: 126.96.36.199 (ftp.redhat.com)
Does test3 still have this problem?
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have further information.