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Bug 7499 - FTP install crash
Summary: FTP install crash
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-12-01 23:02 UTC by wfaulk
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:39 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
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Last Closed: 1999-12-02 15:36:57 UTC

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Description wfaulk 1999-12-01 23:02:23 UTC
I set up an anonymous FTP server with the RedHat CDROM mounted as the
root.  Therefore, I put ``/'' as the FTP install directory (or whatever it
is).  When this happened, I got a python error that totally crashed the
installation.  When I remounted the cdrom as /cdrom (from the FTP client's
point of view), it worked fine.  Here's the error:

Exception Occured (sic)
Traceback (innermost last):
	File "/usr/bin/anaconda.real", line 225 in ?, test = test)
	File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/", line 1000, in run
		rc = apply(step[1](), step[2])
	File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/", line 468, in __call__
	File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/", line 942, in getCompsList
	File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/", line 930, in
		self.hdlist = self.method.readHeaders()
	File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/site-packages/", line 45, in
		url = urllib.urlopen(self.baseUrl + "/RedHat/base/hdlist")
	File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/", line 59, in urlopen
	File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/", line 157, in open
		return getattr(self,name)(url)
	File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/", line 370, in open_ftp
		self.ftpcache[key] = \
	File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/", line 559, in __init__
	File "/tmp/lib/python1.5/", line 568, in init
	File "/var/tmp/python-root/usr/lib/python1.5/", line 441, in cwd
	File "/var/tmp/python-root/usr/lib/python1.5/", line 233, in
	File "/var/tmp/python-root/usr/lib/python1.5/", line 208, in
	File "/var/tmp/python-root/usr/lib/python1.5/", line 201, in
getresp IOError: [Errno ftp error] 500 'CWD ' is an unknown command.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-12-02 15:36:59 UTC
This is a known bug that there cannot be a trailing slash on the path to the
source file for a FTP installation.  We are fixing this and plan to release the
fix in the next set of errata.  You discovered the workaround, which is to mount
the cdrom on a point which allows you to not have to give a trailing slash.

Thanks for the feedback.

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