Bug 889604 - installer breaks package installation with http 503 service unavailable and prevents recovery
Summary: installer breaks package installation with http 503 service unavailable and p...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum
Version: 18
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Packaging Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-12-21 20:40 UTC by Pavel Šimerda (pavlix)
Modified: 2014-02-05 14:06 UTC (History)
11 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2014-02-05 14:06:43 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Pavel Šimerda (pavlix) 2012-12-21 20:40:20 UTC
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.

Comment 1 Pavel Šimerda (pavlix) 2012-12-21 22:29:41 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Adam Pribyl 2013-01-04 08:41:48 UTC
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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