Bug 20 - FTP Install could be smoothed out.
Summary: FTP Install could be smoothed out.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 5.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1998-11-10 12:41 UTC by traff
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-01-12 04:13:34 UTC

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Description traff 1998-11-10 12:41:30 UTC
I've installed RedHat by ftp quite a bit, and the ftp
install process could be a bit more robust.  If you have
the right ftp site and directory, everything works great.
If you don't, you could be there for a while while you try
to guess what your supposed to have.  A few suggestions:

1) Please make ftp failures more verbose, all too often I
   get kicked back to the host/directory dialog with no
   indication of why.  Even the vt's don't reveal anything.

2) How about having a list of primary mirrors, so you could
   select "install from" and have a list of about 10-20 big
   servers and then have a "specify..." option so you can
   put in a different server or use a uname/pswd.

3) What would really be cool is an interactive dialog, so
   you could log into host and traverse the directory tree
   till you found what you needed.  I understand space is
   at a premium on two floppies though.

4) At the very list, include a text file with known mirrors
   and their directory tree.  The biggest problem here is
   that this would get out of date quickly.


Comment 1 Matt Wilson 1999-01-12 04:13:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 583 ***

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