Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 87693
Download of Instant ISO fails when using mozilla 1.2.1 with RHN
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:52:39 EDT
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Description of problem:
When downloading instant isos from RHN using mozilla 1.2.1,
the download fails when the cache fills up.
While this is certainly a problem with Mozilla itself, it
is logical to assume that a new user of a RedHat system will
use the default browser to download the instant iso.
There appears to be no other way to retrieve instant isos.
I might suggest that the RHN authentication be able to be
used for ftp://download.rhn.redhat.com and ftp://download-3.rhn.redhat.com or
This will certainly save bandwidth by avoiding users of
instant-isos downloading 50MB (the mozilla max cache size
default) and then the download being deleted.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rhn currently in use at rhn.redhat.com
Steps to Reproduce:
1. mozilla http://rhn.redhat.com
4. Click an ISO to download.
Actual Results: Aborts after 50MB.
Expected Results: Completes
If you would have read the documentation on rhn.redhat.com you would have seen
that https://rhn.redhat.com/network/software/index.pxt states:
"Click the Instant ISOs tab on the left to view the full list of available
Instant ISOs and for download and installation instructions."
and on the top of the page it then states:
"It is recommended that you use curl to download the ISO images."
"Once curl is installed, at a shell prompt, cut and paste the URL for the ISO
into the curl command as follows:
[user@localhost home]$ curl -C - -O 'very_long_url'"
I hope this prevents others making such silly mistakes.