Bug 76918 - Unhelpful reporting of package install errors
Summary: Unhelpful reporting of package install errors
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-packages
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-10-29 13:30 UTC by Mark Cooke
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2002-12-31 07:51:43 UTC

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Description Mark Cooke 2002-10-29 13:30:49 UTC
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Description of problem:
While installing a package from a CD that had an unreadable sector, the package
config program just said 'unable to install'.

There was no option for 'additional details' to help diagnose the reasons why.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Attempt to install a package that fails for some reason.
2.Attempt to second guess the reason why.

Actual Results:  Insufficient information was available to correct the problem
from the gui.

Expected Results:  A 'Details...' option on the failure dialog would have been nice.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-10-31 23:03:36 UTC
Exactly which failure message did you get?

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2002-12-31 07:51:43 UTC
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen if you have any further information to

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