Bug 1989 - FTP Install bug
FTP Install bug
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
5.2
All Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-04-04 19:21 EDT by nathan
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-04-07 16:26:08 EDT
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Description nathan 1999-04-04 19:21:54 EDT
This tftpboot.img on SPARC, I assume the installer is the
same across architectures.

When installing over an FTP server, the installer connects
first (to download base/hdlist and base/comp). Then it
presents the list of packages, waits for the user to check
which packages he/she wants -- then assumes the connection
to the FTP server is still open. In reality, package
selection may take a bit longer than 300 seconds (or even
900 seconds). At this point, the installer is unable to
get even the first package, dies, and shuts down.

Verified: just accepting the default package selection,
the installation gets underway with no problems.

Fix: disconnect before, and reconnect after, package
selection to the ftp server
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-04-07 16:26:59 EDT
This should be fixed in the next release.

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