Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 599040
Installation over HTTPS Fails
Last modified: 2014-09-30 19:39:07 EDT
Description of problem:
When trying to do partly kickstart based installation of Fedora from an HTTPS repository, the attempt will fail if the certificate is self-signed (in other words it is not signed by a well-known CA). The user could make the used CA certificate trusted by modifying the global storage of trusted certificates (currently /etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt). This could be done in a %pre script, e.g:
cat >/etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt <<END
It is of course up to the user to make sure the certificate/kickstart file is obtained from a trusted source.
However, in some cases this workaround might not be optimal, ideally the installer could, for example, present a pop-up window asking whether or not to accept the certificate if the CA cert is not well-known (perhaps in the same spirit as Firefox does).
Fixed in anaconda-14.10 and pykickstart-1.76.
The fix allows one to specify '--noverifyssl' in the kickstart's repo or method commands.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 14 development cycle.
Changing version to '14'.
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