Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1286328
[UX] Installer message could be much more useful
Last modified: 2016-11-30 04:33:35 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.
Moving to anaconda (installer) folks.
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database. Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
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