Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 160262
Release notes not showing in installer
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:07 EST
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Description of problem:
I tried hitting the 'release notes' during install but only a blank window appeared. This was over an FTP installation. Installation proceeded normally.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
What language are you using for installation? Does the directory you're
installing from have any RELEASE-NOTES* files?
I'm using english & installing from
ftp://ftp.ussg.indiana.edu/linux/fedora/linux/core/4/i386/os and there's a
RELEASE-NOTES file present.
I tried the upgrade on another machine this morning with the same settings and
got the same results.
Doing an upgrade via http (just replace ftp: with http: above) works as expected.
There are no error messages on the other text consoles.
A file with the current time named "/tmp/RELEASE-NOTES-en_US.UTF-8.html" is on
the installation root, but it is empty.
Can you grab /tmp/anaconda.log and attach it here?
There doesn't seem to be anything about the release notes in here, but I've
attached it anyway.
I'm booting off of boot.iso in case that makes any difference...
Looking into a bug in how we're handling urlgrabber FTP return values or a bug
in urlgrabber itself. It's trying to get the first possibility for a
RELEASE-NOTES, somehow ending up with a 0-length file, and interpreting that as
success so no other possibilities are tried. Hence, the blank window.
Created attachment 115574 [details]
I checked the release notes window several times...but they were empty and it
didn't make a difference in the log.
Argh, the problem here is that we're not guaranteed to get an exception if we
try to pull down a file that doesn't exist using FTP. In some cases, urllib
doesn't know what to do and gives us back an empty file instead. Fixed on rawhide.