Bug 7499 - FTP install crash
FTP install crash
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-12-01 18:02 EST by wfaulk
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:39 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-12-02 10:36:57 EST
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Description wfaulk 1999-12-01 18:02:23 EST
I set up an anonymous FTP server with the RedHat CDROM mounted as the
root.  Therefore, I put ``/'' as the FTP install directory (or whatever it
is).  When this happened, I got a python error that totally crashed the
installation.  When I remounted the cdrom as /cdrom (from the FTP client's
point of view), it worked fine.  Here's the error:

Exception Occured (sic)
Traceback (innermost last):
	File "/usr/bin/anaconda.real", line 225 in ?
		intf.run(todo, test = test)
	File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/text.py", line 1000, in run
		rc = apply(step[1](), step[2])
	File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/text.py", line 468, in __call__
	File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/todo.py", line 942, in getCompsList
	File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/todo.py", line 930, in
		self.hdlist = self.method.readHeaders()
	File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/urlinstall.py", line 45, in
		url = urllib.urlopen(self.baseUrl + "/RedHat/base/hdlist")
	File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/urllib.py", line 59, in urlopen
		return _urlopener.open(url)
	File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/urllib.py", line 157, in open
		return getattr(self,name)(url)
	File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/urllib.py", line 370, in open_ftp
		self.ftpcache[key] = \
	File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/urllib.py", line 559, in __init__
	File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/urllib.py", line 568, in init
	File "/var/tmp/python-root/usr/lib/python1.5/ftplib.py", line 441, in cwd
	File "/var/tmp/python-root/usr/lib/python1.5/ftplib.py", line 233, in
	File "/var/tmp/python-root/usr/lib/python1.5/ftplib.py", line 208, in
	File "/var/tmp/python-root/usr/lib/python1.5/ftplib.py", line 201, in
getresp IOError: [Errno ftp error] 500 'CWD ' is an unknown command.
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-12-02 10:36:59 EST
This is a known bug that there cannot be a trailing slash on the path to the
source file for a FTP installation.  We are fixing this and plan to release the
fix in the next set of errata.  You discovered the workaround, which is to mount
the cdrom on a point which allows you to not have to give a trailing slash.

Thanks for the feedback.

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