Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 973317
Firstboot back button behavior
Last modified: 2015-03-22 21:14:14 EDT
Description of problem:
Clicking back-button immediately after registering takes you back to "Choose Service" screen and you can re-register again.
But clicking on back-button after navigating to create user take you back to "enter server url and port" screen.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
# rpm -qa | egrep "subscription-manager|python-rhsm"
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch firstboot
2. Register using firstboot
3. Click on back-button after registering
4. You navigate to "Choose Service"
6. Click Forward till you reach "Create User" menu
7. Click back-button
You are navigated back to "Enter server url and port" screen
Should either navigate to the the screen before "Create User" or to "Choose service"
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This is actually expected behaviour and somewhat of a "best we could do" situation. On RHEL 5 specifically, we cannot go from the next firstboot module (Create User) back to the last screen of our module due to limitations with firstboot. We were unable to locate the bug where this behaviour was decided upon but it's been through a number of iterations and this was where we had to settle with it.
If this were to resurface on RHEL 6 we *may* be able to do something there, but not on EL5. Closing for now.