Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 608519
download from http url in installer does not retry hanging connections
Last modified: 2014-01-21 18:15:37 EST
Description of problem:
I had two installations from the an internet download server failing in
a row now. In both cases for some external reason (e.g. router switching
IP address) an existing download from the http download server
would hang. And anaconda doesn't seem to have any timeouts, so it
never recovers from this. The installation could likely continue
fine if it just retries the download for that file after a reasonable
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install from internet url
2. make http connection hang (e.g. firewall it)
3. ... wait ...
Can you recreate this on an installed system?
For example if you run:
urlgrabber -p http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/13/Fedora/i386/os/images/install.img
Can you make it happen? If so, please run:
urlgrabber -D http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/13/Fedora/i386/os/images/install.img
and report the output.
I don't have access to the installed system right now, but one way
to reproduce it is to firewall the connection while it's active
look up localport of the connection with netstat -t
iptables -I INPUT -j DROP -p tcp --dport localport
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