Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 55423
RFE: Installer doesn't allow eject of CD for user remedy upon read failure
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:54 EDT
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Description of problem:
When using the installer, should a disk read error occur when attempting to
install a package, a dialog is displayed explaining the circumstances to
the user. (The dialog correctly suggesting possibility of bad media, dirty
CD, etc.) A single option to acknowledge and retry is presented.
However, the CD cannot be ejected for cleaning / inspection by the user, as
it is mounted. Hence, the user cannot likely remedy the failure situation,
and is forced to restart the installation process completely.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Dirty CD 2 of your disc set. (Disc 1 may also be dirtied, but for ease
of reproduction it is better to dirty Disc 1.)
2. Perform a full install. (Which guarantees the dirty spot should get
3. Attempt to eject the CD to clean it when a read error is reported.
Actual Results: The CD is currently mounted and cannot be ejected.
Expected Results: The CD should be umounted before the error dialog is
raised. This will allow the user to clean / replace the CD before retrying.
After the dialog is dismissed the CD should be remounted.
This bug is similar to 35081 and 25724. However, the request is _not_ for a
feature enhancement to allow a package to be skipped. Instead the request
is for the installer to have the behaviour one would likely expect -- when
reporting a possibly dirty CD, the user should have the opportunity to
clean the problem CD before retrying.
Marking as an RFE.
The CD most likely has fds held by rpmlib open so we can't unmount and eject.
Will need to rethink for our next release.
Deferring to future release.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.