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Description of problem:
Performing a kickstart upgrade from RHL 7.1 -> RHL 9, I notice that
the scrollkeeper-update script is called and attempts to download an
external DTD. Like many enterprises, we are behind a firewall and
proxy and therefore, the attempt to fetch the DTD failed, as reported
by the scrollkeeper-udpate log:
xmlNanoHTTPConnectAttempt: Connect attempt timed
warning: failed to load external entity
It would be nice if we could provide proxy settings so that appication
requiring to fetch external data could do so. Or better,
scrollkeeper-update should have all the DTDs available locally.
This is a serious problem because the timeouts last one minutes, but
scrollkeeper-update attempts many times to fetch DTDs (often the
same). The result is that the installation seams to simply freeze
when it tries to upgrade a package. I had to kill scrollkeeper-update
to get things going.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Anaconda of RHL 9 boot CD.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Upgrade RHL 7.1 -> RHL 9 using kickstart
Actual Results: scrollkeeper-update timeout.
Expected Results: Faster upgrade.
It shouldn't need to get the DTD. It should be availible locally.
Might be a docbook setup issue.
Red Hat apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We do want to
make sure that no important bugs slip through the cracks.
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help, and apologize again that we haven't handled these issues to this point.
I am not following this issue anymore. I do not know if this still exist within
Fedora, as I do not perform anykind of upgrade with kickstart anymore. I am
closing this bug report with CANTFIX.