Created attachment 357826 [details]
list of installed packages
Description of problem:
Installed system is not accessible via network when installing using text UI.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
always, tested on two different ppc machines
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install rawhide-20090817 using text UI, use http installation source
network interface is not started:
[root@ibm-p5-02 ~]# ip addr
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 16436 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN
link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
inet 127.0.0.1/8 scope host lo
inet6 ::1/128 scope host
valid_lft forever preferred_lft forever
2: eth0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 qdisc noop state DOWN qlen 1000
link/ether 00:0d:60:0b:42:95 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
network interface is started, system is accessible via network
NetworkManager package is not installed when using text user interface.
I can run "dhclient eth0" to start networking, but I thing this should be done automatically (ie. using NetworkManager) to be able to connect to sshd, which is started automatically during booting of the system.
This may or may not be an anaconda issue. We should make sure we install NetworkManager in text mode, but that's probably also going to pull in minimum X requirements. That's ok, IMHO, so long as we disable graphical login if you are doing a text mode install.
We are installing only @core now, the requirement seems to be in conflict with https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=488754 (commit af6304b902455bd764d2c7ad09bf052caef37bc9 removed @base). I don't have strong opinion about what the default should be (use ks if you want minimal install vs. if you want NM and network started automatically), but I am inclined to keep the present behavior.
There's a simple fix for this; make sure that "network" is enabled when NM isn't installed.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
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This bug appears to still be valid for Fedora 13 Beta. I've just observed the same effect on a 'minimal' install run using the VNC interface. The 'network' service is installed but is chkconfig-ed off, and NetworkManager is missing, hence no network.
Ran into this with the public Fedora 13 release; network install disc for x86_64, regular installation (as in, default graphical installation mode) with the minimal package set, DHCP defaults ... and no network after a reboot, since the 'network' service simply is not enabled;
[root@localhost ~]# chkconfig --list network
network 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off
Running a 'chkconfig network on' fixed the problem.
What is kind of annoying to me is that instances of this problem seem to have been reported for several Fedora versions now, always being brushed off with 'NOTABUG', 'DUPLICATE' and 'we expect you to use Network Manager or enable the network service manually if you remove it'.
Well, this is a basic, local installation with no modifications, minimal package set with no further package customization. Something that one would expect to be tested ;-)
Possible solution would be to enable 'network' by default, and have the Network Manager disable it on install, and perhaps re-enable it when removed?
Changing to initscripts component. The same issue has been fixed for rhel with bug #545255.
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