Bug 474199 - Enable IPv4 checkbox typo?
Enable IPv4 checkbox typo?
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2008-12-02 13:42 EST by Jonathan S. Shapiro
Modified: 2008-12-02 16:02 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-12-02 15:53:54 EST
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Description Jonathan S. Shapiro 2008-12-02 13:42:02 EST
During installation, when Anaconda is required to set up an network connection (e.g. when adding repositories), a DHCP dialog pops up. On that dialog is a check box labeled "Enable IPv4".

It is very difficult to imagine that NOT enabling IPv4 could possibly be the right thing, and from memory I think this check box USED to be labeled "Enable IPv6". Further, I suspect strongly that what it actually *does* is enable IPv6.

This is moderately confusing, and if I am correct that it is a typo I suggest adding a statement about it to the release notes ASAP.
Comment 1 David Cantrell 2008-12-02 15:53:54 EST
What you are seeing is a simplication of the user interface that was present in previous releases.  In F-10, we lack IPv6 support during installation.  We disabled the IPv6 checkboxes and input fields, but when we gain IPv6 support again, we'll turn those back on.

The dialog box does look a little strange, but it was done this way for minimal disruption to the UI code.
Comment 2 Jonathan S. Shapiro 2008-12-02 16:02:58 EST
Understand IPv6 not present during install, but this still seems very very strange.

Given that IPv6 is not present, what does it mean, exactly, for the user to attempt a network install and *disable* IPv4 support?

Given what you say, I think this check box ought to be checked and *disabled* (i.e. user cannot uncheck) until IPv6 support is restored.

Clearly not critical, but given that the option being presented to the user is complete nonsense it definitely IS a bug.

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