Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 20
FTP Install could be smoothed out.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:48 EDT
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that this would get out of date quickly.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 583 ***