Bug 869106 - F18 anaconda chokes on wireless network names containing spaces
Summary: F18 anaconda chokes on wireless network names containing spaces
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 18
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Radek Vykydal
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: AcceptedNTH
Depends On:
Blocks: F18Blocker, F18FinalBlocker F18Beta-accepted, F18BetaFreezeExcept
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-10-23 04:12 UTC by Tom Lane
Modified: 2013-07-03 03:46 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version: anaconda-18.23-1
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2012-11-08 09:35:43 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Tom Lane 2012-10-23 04:12:01 UTC
Description of problem:
When trying to connect to a wireless network whose name contains spaces, anaconda is inconsistent about replacing the spaces with underscores.  This leads to a crash with the following traceback:

anaconda 18.19 exception report
Traceback (most recent call first):
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/simpleconfig.py", line 77, in read
    with open(filename) as f:
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/simpleconfig.py", line 187, in read
    SimpleConfigFile.read(self, self.path)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/network.py", line 285, in loadIfcfgFile
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/ui/gui/spokes/network.py", line 1060, in getKSNetworkData
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/ui/gui/spokes/network.py", line 1013, in apply
    network_data = getKSNetworkData(dev)
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/ui/gui/spokes/__init__.py", line 72, in _on_continue_clicked
  File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/ui/gui/spokes/__init__.py", line 77, in <lambda>
    self.window.connect("continue-clicked", lambda *args: self._on_continue_clicked(cb))
IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-L-K Airport Net'

Local variables in innermost frame:
filename: /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-L-K Airport Net

Now, "L-K Airport Net" is the actual name of the network I want to connect to.  But a look into /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ shows that the file that was
created during the network config step is

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
anaconda 18.19 (F18 Beta TC6 compose)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Configure anaconda to use a wireless net whose name contains spaces (note that as of 18.19 there are various sub-bugs you have to dodge to get this far, see bug #855526)
2. Try to continue to hub screen

Additional info:
I've been using this network name for ten years or so, and it's worked fine with many previous Fedora releases.  Something broke recently here.

Comment 1 Kamil Páral 2012-10-23 13:16:30 UTC
Proposing as F18 Final Blocker, probably using some criterion like:
 The installer must be able to use at least one of the HTTP or FTP remote package source options 
(as used in bug 855526)

Comment 2 Radek Vykydal 2012-10-29 13:02:55 UTC
Patch sent to mailing list, updates image to check the fix:
(you need wired connection to get the updates image)

Comment 3 Adam Williamson 2012-10-29 17:21:52 UTC
In theory we could argue this as a Beta blocker. But in an entirely unscientific survey, none of the 30+ APs I can see from my apartment has a space in the SSID. So I'm not _hugely_ worried about it.

Proposing as NTH for Beta.

Comment 4 Adam Williamson 2012-10-31 19:34:57 UTC
Discussed at 2012-10-31 NTH review meeting: http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-qa/2012-10-31/f18beta-blocker-review-6.2012-10-31-16.00.log.txt . Accepted as NTH as this is obviously pretty inconvenient for those with APs with spaces in the SSID, and could be hard or impossible to work around.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2012-11-01 02:52:37 UTC
anaconda-18.22-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.

Comment 6 Radek Vykydal 2012-11-01 11:31:50 UTC
The fix in 18.22 is bad, it is causing traceback after visitnig network spoke without selecting any wireless ap.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2012-11-01 18:28:34 UTC
Package anaconda-18.22-1.fc18:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing anaconda-18.22-1.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2012-11-02 04:05:01 UTC
anaconda-18.23-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2012-11-03 01:04:32 UTC
anaconda-18.24-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.

Comment 10 Tom Lane 2012-11-04 16:45:50 UTC
Works for me now in Beta-TC7.

Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2012-11-06 01:39:42 UTC
anaconda-18.25-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.

Comment 12 Fedora Update System 2012-11-07 02:11:38 UTC
anaconda-18.26-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.

Comment 13 Adam Williamson 2012-11-08 09:35:43 UTC
18.26 went stable. Closing. (Bodhi closing of bugs when updates go stable is currently broken).

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