Bug 16204 - [net] Bad behavior if FTP account has cdrom-dir as home
[net] Bad behavior if FTP account has cdrom-dir as home
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Erik Troan
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Reported: 2000-08-14 19:47 EDT by Enrico Scholz
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-16 08:40:04 EDT
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Description Enrico Scholz 2000-08-14 19:47:16 EDT
When using FTP install and choosing a FTP account having /mnt/cdrom as it
home it's difficulty to enter the correct "Red Hat directory":

0. Create FTP account `cdrom' having /mnt/cdrom as it home and mount CD1

1. Install from bootnet.img
2. Choose FTP install
3. Try to choose "Red Hat directory":
   - leaving path empty doesn't work ("You must enter a directory")
   - '/' results in "Failed to retrieve: //RedHat/base/netstg1.img: File
not found on server"

It's not trivially to find the correct input '.' for 3)...
Comment 1 Erik Troan 2000-08-16 08:40:02 EDT
Couldn't reproduce this, but I suspect it depends on the ftp server you're
using. I put a workaround in anaconda to convert / to /. internally, which
should fix this in all cases.

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