Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 203044
http downloads during install time-out and freeze installation
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:40 EST
Description of problem:
adding an additional repository during installation (e.g. extras-development)
via HTTP URL sometimes leads to time-outs of the HTTP download on large
packages. THere is apparently no detection of this failure and the installation
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
most of the time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install rawhide of 2006-08-17 vi boot.iso and NFS image
2. configure HTTP URL repository for software
HTTP dosnload time-out and hang-up the installation on large packages.
local lan is fully operational and operating against an FC5 httpd server.
NIC is an RTL8xxx on MSI mobo with a Celeron(Coppermine) CPU.
HTTP download work fine after installation via firefox and friends.
Haven't been able to test an FTP repository as I can't find the syntax
for a non-anonymous install. I may re-configure the FTP server to allow
anonymous access to the repository in /srv.
I reconfigured FTP and today's rawhide (2006-08-23) anaconda died on loading and
installing plone from the extras-development repository. It sat for 3 hours
doing nothing. So far extra repositories are a no-go for my setup. The timeout
problem is just too bad.
Is this happening with the latest rawhide and/or Fedora 7 test releases?
yes, though it seems to be occurring less often, but it has occurred at leas
once during my recen series of rawhide installs (22007-03-15)
Still happening almost all the time with rawhide of 2007-03-30 and
anaconda-126.96.36.199. I copied the repositories to a different machine (runnin
rawhide) and it still times out on the main repository.
rawhide of 2007-04-23 apparently still has the problem.
There was some fixing of yum to handle multiple repositories over the past few
days, and now that they are working again I tried an FTP and HTTP access to the
one of one tries with FTP timed out accessing an extras package.
one of one tries via HTTP failed for a non-related reason.
will try more installs over next few days with rawhide and FC7t4
dlehman has been pretty good at understanding this urlgrabber code, so I'm
reassigning this bug to him. Perhaps he has some good ideas on what to do here.
There were a number of fixes related to network failures and proper use of the
urlgrabber objects which appeared in early May. Are you still experiencing
failures with recent trees?
haven't seen it recently, closing bug.