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Bug 235088 - Several minute delay at "Checking dependencies..." installation stage
Summary: Several minute delay at "Checking dependencies..." installation stage
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 232904
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-03 18:38 UTC by Hezekiah M. Carty
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-04-03 19:35:31 UTC

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Description Hezekiah M. Carty 2007-04-03 18:38:48 UTC
Description of problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Using F-6.92 install DVD

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go through the installation, accepting the default package list
2. When the "Checking dependencies in packages selected for installation..."
dialog pops up, the system goes to 100% CPU usage and the GUI becomes
unresponsive for several (not sure exactly how long, but approximately 5) minutes.
3. After this wait, the installation works as it should
Actual results:
No feedback indicating that this may take a very long time.

Expected results:
Either completing this step more quickly, or some text/other indication that
this stage of the process may take a while.

Additional info:
This is on a 1.7ghz Pentium-M laptop with 512mb of ram.  According to free, the
free ram never went below ~200mb.  While the GUI was unresponsive, I was able to
switch between VTs and enter some basic commands (top, ps, free) on the provided
command line.

Other than selecting a specific partion and installation location for grub
(/dev/sda1 rather than /dev/sda), all other installation options were left at
their defaults.

Comment 1 Will Woods 2007-04-03 19:35:31 UTC
The progress bar doesn't update properly, but dependency solving is working fine.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 232904 ***

Comment 2 Nicolas Scheibling 2007-04-05 15:29:53 UTC
I have encountered the same problem.
With a custom Desktop+Devel installation (Gnome+Xfce+Some text utils) the
depsolving takes 14minutes.
I can switch to some VT, doing a "top" and seeing anaconda eating between 97%
and 100% CPU, but switching back to the GUI installer display a buggy screen
with one empty white window. 
The display refresh takes 6 minutes to show back the normal installer.
I think this should be fixed because some user can think the installer has frozen.

I was running the installer on a Celeron 2,93Ghz, 512RAM, with a 160go SATA2
This step takes aproximately less than 1 minute using FC5 and 14 minutes using

I will not imagine how slow it would be on a 4 years old computer (or more).

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