Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 36540
Installer fails to notify user of missing file(s)
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:43 EDT
Redhat 7.1 upgrade (from 6.2), FTP install, because of my own over
jealous rsync exclude file our mirror was missing a couple of RPMS
from the install directory. The installer couldn't transfer the files
from the mirror, but no message was ever printed to VC1 where the install
was taking place. The only mention was on VC3.
*** Bug 36542 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 36542 ***
Duplicate of 36542? This has to do with the fact that if the installer can't
transfer a file it
doesn't tell the user! It just keeps trying until the power goes out......I
started the install and
walked away, an hour later it was still trying to get the same file, and nothing
had been printed
on VC1. If I hadn't known about the other VCs I would have powered off and been
left with a
1/2 upgraded box.
In your first post, you said that you had not waited for the download to finish
before you started the installation. This is the source of the problem. It is
not the installer's fault if the ftp server was not set up correctly.
That's taking the easy way out! In this case I have control over the ftp server,
would not, example: if they were pulling from a public mirror. My point is that
the user is
NEVER notified of missing files and the installer appears to hang! This was an
upgrade, if I had
not taken the steps to look through the other VCs then I would have just pushed
the button and
have a 1/2 upgraded machine, which I would guess would be useless.