Bug 216439 - system-config-kickstart crash when there is NO Internet connection available
system-config-kickstart crash when there is NO Internet connection available
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-kickstart (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Chris Lumens
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Reported: 2006-11-20 09:48 EST by Nicolas Scheibling
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-11-20 13:53:55 EST
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Description Nicolas Scheibling 2006-11-20 09:48:24 EST
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Description of problem:
If there is no Internet connection available on the host where system-config-kickstart run, system-config-kickstart crash.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Use a host on a private subnet without any Internet routing
2.run system-config-kickstart

Actual Results:
Wait a few seconds, and s-c-k crash.

Expected Results:
s-c-k should work and permit the ks file configuration.

Additional info:
[root@LinuxFC6-NSC system-config-kickstart]# system-config-kickstart 
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=rawhide&arch=i386 error was
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (-3, 'Temporary failure in name resolution')>
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=core-6&arch=i386 error was
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (-3, 'Temporary failure in name resolution')>
system-config-kickstart requires either the base or development yum repository enabled for package selection.  Please enable one of these in /etc/yum.repos.d and restart the program.
[root@LinuxFC6-NSC system-config-kickstart]# rpm -q system-config-kickstart 
[root@LinuxFC6-NSC system-config-kickstart]# rpm -q pykickstart
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2006-11-20 13:53:55 EST
Okay, committed a fix to disable the package selection screen if there are
problems downloading yum repo information.  This will be in the next build of
s-c-kickstart for rawhide and will probably be released as an FC-6 update.
Comment 2 Nicolas Scheibling 2006-11-23 09:22:52 EST
why disabling the package selection screen ? 

What will happend if i want to configure a kickstart file (and select packages)
to use with the official CD/DVD Release as install media ? 

Disabling package selection if there is no Internet connection, will result to a
lost of functionalities.
Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2006-11-27 10:14:51 EST
Because s-c-kickstart uses pirut to provide that screen, and if pirut cannot
access the repodata then it's going to crash like you were seeing.  We can't
just make up a set of packages for that screen, so disabling it if there are
problems with the underlying system is really the only way to go.

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