Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 445984
If a mirror is bad Anaconda doesn't prompt user to try another
Last modified: 2008-07-03 19:15:24 EDT
Description of problem:
When installing Fedora 9 (Rawhide) over the net, if you use a mirror thats
missing an RPM (in this case gnome-backgrounds was missing). The 'Starting
install process' screen hangs indefinitely, Anaconda doesn't notify you there's
any missing RPMs other than in the console vt output.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Depends on mirror if it is fully sync'd or not.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Pop in CD, do select URI put in a mirror
2. Finish partitioning, package selection, click next
Anaconda doesn't see to timeout or prompt for another mirror to try.
Anaconda should alert user the mirror they used is 'bad' and that they should
pick another/type another mirror and retry fetching packages/install components.
The mirror used was fedora.mirror.iweb.ca using development/i386/os
This sort of failure doesn't make for a good user experience when installing
Fedora. Hence medium priority/severity level.
Can you attach /tmp/anaconda.log from when it's sitting there hung to this bug
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Closing. I can't reproduce. Assuming I ever see this again Anaconda will look
different anyway :-)