Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 2690
HTTP install: double slashes in URL after web server name
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:50 EDT
According to rhmanual (sec. 5.4) path to RedHat directory has to begin with slash.
But installer adds yet another slash between web server name and path (src/install/urlmethod.c:302), so this results to URL like "http://web.server.org//redhat-6.0/RedHat/" which can cause problems with some web servers (e.g. OSU but also Apache).
Apache returns "404 Not Found" for "//~user/" although "/~user/" is "200 OK". However "//directory/" is also OK (this is probably problem with Apache).
FIX (to RedHat)
write path to RedHat directory without beginning '/' (change the docs)
or in urlmethod.c change the line 302:
I have verified that the http strings does in fact get formatted as
reported which can cause confusion on some web servers.
will be fixed on next installer release.