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Bug 5483

Summary: 6.1 ftp installer fails for upgrade
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: plante
Component: installerAssignee: Jay Turner <jturner>
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Version: 6.0CC: srevivo, zicc
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 2000-02-08 14:27:00 UTC Type: ---
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Description plante 1999-10-03 19:37:51 UTC
Attempting to install 6.1 via ftp to upgrade a 6.0 system
does not work, and produces a stack trace which is quite
tedious to write down and thus is not reproduced in full
here. I've jotted down some highlights of it though, which
are below. Note the extra space after CWD, which I believe
is the culprit., line 45
... line 441, in cwd
..., line 201 in getresp
IOError: [Errno ftp error ] 500 'CWD ': command not

Comment 1 nihility 1999-10-04 13:56:59 UTC
ftp install also fails on a normal install when a ftp timeout occurs
the python script does not retry the download .. it just aborts the

Comment 2 Jay Turner 2000-02-08 14:26:59 UTC
This is a bug which relates to the structure of the FTP server and path
arguments in the installer.  There is a problem which requires that you specify
the FQDN for the FTP server.  In addition, you will want to specify the path to
the source files WITHOUT a trailing slash.

So, if you are installing from from the directory
/mnt/dist/6.1/i386, you would want to make sure that you type
"" for the FTP server and "/mnt/dist/6.1/i386" for the path.
Typing "/mnt/dist/6.1/i386/" will result in the error that you quote above as
well as typing just "krusty" for the server name.