Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 240608
rhn-setup requires modification for 5.1 firstboot
Last modified: 2009-10-13 21:51:09 EDT
Bug 221177 against firstboot has a patch attached to it that modifies the flow
from page to page. When testing this on RHEL, this patch breaks the first
screen of the rhn-setup package. On this screen, if you do not have RHN enabled
(lack of network, no key entered in anaconda, etc.) it displays an error message
and then sets the page to the last one of the RHN set. This makes sense.
However with the modifications to firstboot for fixing 221177, this will no
longer work. The call to setPage in rhn_start_gui.py will skip to the last RHN
page like it should, but then firstboot will move to the next page anyway. In
this case, the next page will be the second RHN one. From there, everything
gets very confused.
What I'm proposing to do to fix this is to modify setPage to add a named
parameter indicating that a module is requesting to skip ahead, instead of the
usual page flow taking place. This will require a modification to
rhn_start_gui.py but I believe it will be a very simple one.
Would it be possible to make this sort of modification to the RHN firstboot
module for 5.1?
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James - Can you comment on this bug?
we ought to be able to fix this for 5.1.
Okay I've narrowed the offending patch in firstboot down a little bit and I no
longer think changes to RHN will be required. Besides, it's getting too late to
really do anything here. Closing.