Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 38450
RFE: Installer halts when ftp site does not have needed file
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:55 EDT
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I had two seperate directories (iso loopback mounts) of seawolf1 and
seawolf2. I started an ftpinstall off of the loopback on disc1. It got to
tetex-fonts and hung for 30 min before I rebooted. A timeout of some sort
on ftpinstalls (and a dialoge asking for another site/directory!) would be
Reproducible: Didn't try
I'll mark this as an enhancement. It's not really a bug since the fault is
really with the FTP site and not the installer, but this could be a nice feature
I'd like to add the following because I'm not sure this is only a problem with some FTP servers timing out.
I experienced the same problem with both a local intranet FTP server (RH6.2 with wu-ftpd-2.6.0-3) that seems to work fine even after the install hang.
First time it hanged at tetex, second time at emacs and third time (upon selecting less packages) at arp-utils. ALT-Fing to the install console gives out
repetitive "IO ERROR ftp error occurred getting [filename here] [errno ftp error] 550", which is very strange!
In one case, it gave that error at the very, very last package! Mucho frustrating.
The only way I could get it to install was to smallest install but useless install I could do (around 266 megs)... It seems to be related to how long the
Either this is a bug with the wu-ftpd in 6.2 or the install for 7.1 as some problem.
But obviously, adding the proposed "feature" of timing out after X attemps and offering the opportunity of reconnecting to resume would solve a lots of
Fixed in roswell.