Bug 315121 - Within Anaconda it sould be possible to change the install-mirror
Summary: Within Anaconda it sould be possible to change the install-mirror
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 7
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Chris Lumens
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 301901 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-10-02 08:53 UTC by Holger Urbanek
Modified: 2008-01-22 19:43 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-01-22 19:43:08 UTC

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Description Holger Urbanek 2007-10-02 08:53:51 UTC
Description of problem:

If you try to do a network-update from the minimal-boot-cd, and your chosen
(ftp) mirror is under heavy load, it quite often happens, that anaconda is not
able to fetch a needed package.
Anaconda then suggests, that you "sould coose a different mirror", however only
the two buttons: "reboot" and "retry" are presented. 
If you are REALLY patient, "retry" will get you through the installation process ;-)
Reboot is specifically warned upon, since it leaves you with an halfupdated system.
So, another button like "Choose Mirror" would really be handsome.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Anaconda that ships with F7 minimal-boot cd

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do an network-update from FC6 to F7
2. choose a mirror with high load (e.g. the official fedora source ;-) )
3. start away
Actual results:
Inconvenient loss of an huge amount of time

Expected results:
Conveniant installation procedure

Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2007-12-18 18:56:38 UTC
I am working on this sort of thing right now for F9.  Stay tuned.

Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2007-12-18 19:32:36 UTC
*** Bug 301901 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2008-01-22 19:43:08 UTC
This code is now in Rawhide.  Please try it out and let me know if it's working
well for you.  I expect there to still be some bugs.  If so, please open a new
bug report on the specific problem.  Thanks for the bug report.

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