Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 609570
Anaconda forgets IP method selection in loader when going back
Last modified: 2011-05-19 08:30:36 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #490794 +++
--- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2010-06-30 17:32:06 EEST ---
> This bug talks about kickstart but is assigned to anaconda. Is there a
> pykickstart bug for the --ipv6 option or we'll track this one here?
--ipv6= was added in F8, so it should be in RHEL6. Is anaconda not paying attention to it, or are you seeing a parse error?
> In loader when I'm at the IPv4/IPv6 manual settings screen and I press back the
> previous screen defaults to DHCP/Automatic, it doesn't remember my previous
> selection manual/manual. Should this be considered bug and reported separately?
> In loader when I select IPv4/DHCP and IPv6/Manual and press Next loader gets an
> IPv4 address and continues to stage2. It doesn't ask me for manual
> configuration. In stage2 the default setting for IPv6 is Automatic not manual.
> What is the desired behavior and which is the faulty component here, anaconda
> or NM?
These both sound like separate bugs. They also both sound like they should be investigated on the anaconda side first.
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(In reply to comment #0)
> > In loader when I'm at the IPv4/IPv6 manual settings screen and I press back the
> > previous screen defaults to DHCP/Automatic, it doesn't remember my previous
> > selection manual/manual. Should this be considered bug and reported separately?
Steps to reproduce:
1) Boot from boot.iso
2) select to install from URL
3) Anaconda asks for network configuration
4) Select Manual configuration under both IPv4 and IPv6 and click Next
5) The user is presented with a screen to enter manual settings. Press Back.
The screen that shows radio buttons to choose between manual/automatic configuration has forgotten the initial selection. It shows all automatic configuration.
This is a minor issue but it causes user annoyance. For example I've chosen manual settings and then went back to disable IPv6. When pressed Next anaconda carried over with DHCP instead of manual IPv4 settings and I had to start the installation from scratch.
This is with anaconda-13.21.50-9.el6 on a KVM domU
Given where we are in the schedule, only blocker items will now be considered for fixing in RHEL6.0. I don't think this meets blocker criteria, so it will have to be delayed until 6.1. Still, it's worth investigating.
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This should be fixed in version 13.21.84-1 of anaconda.
Tested with anaconda-13.21.97-1.el6 and loader remembers the IP method selection when going back (see comment #2).
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