Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 876897
inst.repo=hd: installation shows error on main hub in package selection, but seems to work
Last modified: 2013-01-09 21:27:03 EST
Description of problem:
I followed this test case:
When pxebooted, Anaconda correctly loads stage2 from the DVD on the specified disk partition, but doesn't use the internal package repo, instead it defaults to Closest Mirror, and the internal repo can't even be selected in the GUI.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F18 Beta TC8
Steps to Reproduce:
1. use the linked test case to boot with inst.repo=hd:device:/dir or inst.repo=hd:device:/dir/dvd.iso
2. see Installation Source dialog
Closest Mirror is selected
internal DVD repo is selected
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Same as in bug 876223, I think this could be a Final blocker:
" The installer must be able to use all supported local and remote package source options "
proposing as NTH for Beta, as jlk's interested in getting the fix in. Anyone have a vote?
+1 NTH for a tested fix - this would be a final blocker and can't be fixed with an update after beta is released.
+1 NTH here as well.
+3 -> acceptednth.
anaconda-18.29.2-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
* 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-18.29.2-1.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
anaconda-18.29.2-1.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
I was able to hand-select the dvd.iso on a local partition, but that triggered bug 879610.
When I booted with inst.repo=hd:vda1:/ or inst.repo=hd:vda1:/dvd.iso, the main screen says "Error setting up install source". I tried to switch to closest mirror and then back to the device, but the device itself can't be selected. When I hand-picked the dvd.iso file, it caused bug 879612.
Kamil, does it show an error triangle when it says 'Error setting up install source'?
Note https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=879142 - when testing this in a non-PXE config, I found that it shows that 'error' message, but the warning triangle does not appear, and if you just proceed with the install, it actually works fine.
Adam, you're right! It says "error setting up install source", but no warning icon is present, and you can begin the installation. Shortly afterwards I end up with bug 879610, but that's another story.
I think we should reopen this bug. It no longer uses Closest Mirror, that's fine, but it displays an error when it shouldn't, so still not fully fixed.
+1 final blocker due to violation of the following F18 final release criterion :
The installer must be able to use all supported local and remote package source options.
I already filed a bug for the error message, and even linked to it in my comment. Since it's clearly a different bug, it seems more sensible to track it separately. I recommend setting this back to CLOSED, if you have no objections. Plus, this issue is not PXE-specific.
Ah, my bad. Closing, the issue is tracked in bug 879142.