Bug 86350 - Give feedback to user about retries to get package during FTP/HTTP
Summary: Give feedback to user about retries to get package during FTP/HTTP
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
: 83504 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: 89031
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-20 06:07 UTC by natraj
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-05-25 14:58:04 UTC

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Description natraj 2003-03-20 06:07:48 UTC
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Description of problem:
RedHat installer continuously searches for the missing files.
Tried installing RedHat 7.3 through network via ftp. I coppied RedHat CD1 to 
the server, here i did not copy CD2 or CD3 into the ftp server. Started the 
installation from the client.Half way through the installation program stopped. 
When checked the other tty's got to know that it was continuously searching for 
that rpm which was not present in the ftp server.Latter copied the file and the 
installation resumed.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Created a client network boot disk(dd if=/mnt/cdrom/images/dootnet.img 
2. Boot the system from the floppy disk
3. IP Address assigned from a DHCP server
4. gave ipaddress and path of the ftp server 
5. Started the installation process in text mode.

Actual Results:  The installer stops installing ( no warning or error displayed)
In terminal5 an error is displayed(I could not capture the exact error message.)

Expected Results:  1) An error or a warning message should be displayed to the 
user informing about the missing package. 
2) It might happen that the user might have dumped the contents of the second 
CD in a different location.  If it is so then the installation process should 
atleast ask for the new location if the rpms are not found. If in case the 
RPM's are not found in the newlocation then an error message or a warning 
should be displayed.

Additional info:

Comment 2 natraj 2003-03-21 08:12:04 UTC
I tried doing network installation through HTTP then when the RPM could not be 
found i did get an error message (The file tmpopenjade....rpm cannot be opened).

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2003-04-16 18:48:33 UTC

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2003-04-16 18:53:08 UTC
*** Bug 83504 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Brent Fox 2003-05-25 14:58:04 UTC
I'm going through Bugzilla closing some bugs that have been marked as Modified
for some period of time.  I believe that most of these issues have been fixed,
so I'm resolving these bugs as Rawhide.  If the bug you are seeing still exists,
please reopen this report and mark it as Reopened.

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