Bug 809647 - sourcing updates.img from installation repository does not work
Summary: sourcing updates.img from installation repository does not work
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 17
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Will Woods
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: AcceptedBlocker
Depends On:
Blocks: F17Blocker, F17FinalBlocker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-04-03 22:41 UTC by Adam Williamson
Modified: 2012-05-12 16:21 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version: anaconda-17.26-1.fc17
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2012-05-12 16:21:13 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)
init.log from failed updates attempt (1.16 MB, text/plain)
2012-05-08 16:17 UTC, Tim Flink
no flags Details

Description Adam Williamson 2012-04-03 22:41:41 UTC
Prior to noloader landing, anaconda could pull an updates image from the installation repository, following the procedure outlined in this test case:


and we require this in the Beta criteria:

"The installer must be able to use an installer update image retrieved from removable media, remote installation source and HTTP server"

("remote installation source")

bcl and wwoods confirm that noloader doesn't currently support this (it also doesn't support local media - that's https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=807982 ).

Per the criteria, this should be nominated as a Beta blocker. But I'm not sure we really should require these delivery methods to work at Beta.

Comment 1 Adam Williamson 2012-04-04 01:37:35 UTC
Discussed at 2012-04-03 emergency blocker review meeting: http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-meeting/2012-04-03/fedora-meeting.2012-04-03-23.08.html . We agreed that the relevant criterion should be made a Final criterion rather than a Beta criterion. Note that the criterion was only recently created and it was really just a coin flip whether we made it Beta or Final. We developed a solid consensus at the meeting that we really don't need any delivery method besides http/ftp to work at Beta. Having them working at Final is fine.

Accordingly, this bug is accepted as a Final blocker, rather than a Beta blocker. It is accepted as Beta NTH, but a fix is unlikely to make Beta.

See the mailing list thread for the discussion when the criterion was created - https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/test/2012-February/105681.html . Only myself and Petr Schindler really got involved in the discussion. (The earlier mails come from January).

I will adjust the criteria and install matrix template as appropriate.

Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team

Comment 2 Will Woods 2012-05-01 20:58:04 UTC
This patch has been proposed to fix this problem:


It should be in the next anaconda build.

Comment 3 Adam Williamson 2012-05-08 06:19:35 UTC

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Comment 4 Adam Williamson 2012-05-08 06:22:50 UTC
TC3 should include the fix for this. We just need to re-test it.

Comment 5 Tim Flink 2012-05-08 15:44:31 UTC
Tested with anaconda-17.25 (repo created from F17 Final TC3 x86_64 DVD) and the update was not applied.

I put a valid updates.img in <repo_root>/images and PXE booted using repo=<repo_root>

While the installer appears to boot without issue, the updates.img isn't downloaded. I'm not quite sure which logs are needed to help diagnose this but it doesn't take long to reproduce.

Comment 6 Tim Flink 2012-05-08 16:17:41 UTC
Created attachment 583042 [details]
init.log from failed updates attempt

I grabbed the init.log from the failed test.

My setup is:
 - repo created from F17 Final TC3 (accessed over http)
 - PXE boot x86_64 host using repo=

Comment 7 Adam Williamson 2012-05-08 20:06:21 UTC
setting back to ASSIGNED based on tflink's test. :( will, can you take a look?

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Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2012-05-10 00:01:41 UTC
anaconda-17.26-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.

Comment 9 Tim Flink 2012-05-10 16:58:38 UTC
Tested with http repo and TC4 x86_64 over PXE - updates.img was retrieved and applied. Setting to VERIFIED

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2012-05-10 20:40:06 UTC
Package anaconda-17.26-1.fc17:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 17 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing anaconda-17.26-1.fc17'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 11 Adam Williamson 2012-05-11 05:57:17 UTC

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Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2012-05-12 16:21:13 UTC
anaconda-17.26-1.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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