Bug 16038 - RFE:ftp install shouldnt crash when it cant find package(s)
Summary: RFE:ftp install shouldnt crash when it cant find package(s)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact:
: 12805 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-08-11 22:19 UTC by Steve Dum
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2001-09-17 18:18:19 UTC

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Description Steve Dum 2000-08-11 22:19:42 UTC
Summary says it all.  I assume this might be a dup of
15302, but bugzilla won't let me see that bug.

Doing a ftp install, it cherns away installing about 400
packages and when it has 86 to go it crashes.  So I cut
the CD's do do a 'normal' cd install and it appears that
this is the place where the ftp install should have asked
for cd2 to be installed.  Looks like it forgot to ask and
then tried to open a undefined variable.

BTW, When trying to do a nfs install, I could never get
the machine to mount the remote directory.  I could access
it from other machines just fine.  Since the installer doesn't 
provide much info here, I can't imagine what I can supply to 
help you trace this problem down.

Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-08-14 15:55:16 UTC
ftp installs can only install with all packages in a single directory.

Comment 2 Steve Dum 2000-08-18 18:12:49 UTC
I think you missed part of the point - while yes I think you should make ftp
installs support the second disk, the issue here is that anaconda CRASHED.  That
simply put, should NEVER happen.
If it crashes its broken and needs fixed.  You can take the cop-out solution, of
simply printing out a message that 'foo isn't supported', but it is a bug.

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2000-08-21 16:45:02 UTC
Marked as a request for enchancement, added to future feature list.

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2000-09-14 19:36:45 UTC
I don't think there is anything that can be done if you cannot get the required
packages from the ftp server.
Perhaps we could prompt to 'Retry' to get the file.  We could certainly try to
pop up a nice dialog box
before bailing out.

Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2000-09-14 19:45:35 UTC
Related to bug number 15982.

Comment 6 Steve Dum 2000-09-15 02:46:31 UTC
The reason I think this should be handled, is that the
way I make the ftp images available is by downloading the
iso images and then mounting them in loop back mode.  I thought
this was a common approach.  With the data split across 2 cd's
in 6.9 It is very hard to meet the requirement that all the rpm's 
exist in the same directory.

Comment 7 Michael Fulbright 2000-09-15 16:00:44 UTC
*** Bug 12805 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 8 Michael Fulbright 2000-09-26 16:09:57 UTC

Comment 9 Michael Fulbright 2000-09-26 16:55:39 UTC

Comment 10 Michael Fulbright 2000-09-26 20:51:47 UTC
Related to bug 15982.

Comment 11 Michael Fulbright 2001-09-17 18:18:14 UTC
It is now possible to loopback mount the isos as disc1/ and disc2/ and have an
ftp install work.

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