Bug 1286328 - [UX] Installer message could be much more useful
[UX] Installer message could be much more useful
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dnf (Show other bugs)
Unspecified Linux
low Severity unspecified
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Assigned To: rpm-software-management
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-11-27 23:31 EST by Ian Romanick
Modified: 2016-11-30 04:33 EST (History)
10 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2016-11-30 04:33:35 EST
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2015-11-27 23:31 EST, Ian Romanick
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Description Ian Romanick 2015-11-27 23:31:57 EST
Created attachment 1099812 [details]
Image showing non-useful error message

Description of problem:

While performing a netinstall of F23, I encountered an error message that the mirror.fedora.com CA certificates had expired.  This was, of course, false.  The real problem was that after resetting the CMOS, I had not set the system date.  The system thought it was 1/1/2006, and that somehow confused the expiration check... presumably because the current date is before the date the certificate was issued.

Unfortunately I was not able to debug this on my own.  I needed help from the folks on #fedora.  If the error message had told me the current date and the valid date range of the certificate, the problem would have been obvious, and I could have solved it trivially.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set CMOS date to 1/1/2006
2. Try to netinstall F23.
Comment 1 Kevin Fenzi 2015-11-28 00:29:46 EST
Moving to anaconda (installer) folks.
Comment 2 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2016-07-08 05:34:47 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 3 Fedora End Of Life 2016-11-24 08:48:01 EST
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Approximately 4 (four) weeks from now Fedora will stop maintaining
and issuing updates for Fedora 23. It is Fedora's policy to close all
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