Booting from the development branch („branched fedora 18“ in boot.fedoraproject.org). Modified today, according to:
(redirected to http://ftp.linux.cz/....)
I don't think a one-shot temporary failure of the download server should break the whole installation. It's a common thing that one of many downloaded files can temporarily fail and can be set up on the second round.
Forcing the user to reboot the machine for an error like this is just ridiculous.
Added covex to Cc just in case he's interested. But the problem is *not* in the server, as it's perfectly valid to return 503 e.g. when the server is temporarily not able to give data. But there's still the possibility to retry soon after, or to retry with another mirror.
If I remember correctly, the server returns the 503 if the mirror process is running. I agree this should not cause install failure.
There is also no boot.kernel.org ATM to test.
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