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Bug 83747 - I have installed from ftp, but it asks me the CD (1, 2 or 3) to install a package
Summary: I have installed from ftp, but it asks me the CD (1, 2 or 3) to install a pac...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-packages
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-07 21:28 UTC by Antonio Sanna
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-10 01:25:10 UTC

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Description Antonio Sanna 2003-02-07 21:28:38 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20030115

Description of problem:
I have installed Phoebe from a local ftp, but redhat-config-packages asks me the
CDs when I want install a new package: I don't know if this is a bug or an
enhancement, but it isn't a logical behavior, I think.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. I install Phoebe from ftp
2. I launch redhat-config-packages to install a new package

Actual Results:  redhat-config-packages asks me the CDs

Expected Results:  redhat-config-packages download the packages from ftp

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-02-10 01:25:10 UTC
You can do this by running with --tree=ftp://path/to/dir.  We don't preserve
information on method of installation due to the fact that in some cases it may
have sensitive information such as passwords for connection to the ftp site.

Comment 2 Miloslav Trmac 2003-02-10 15:15:30 UTC
Doesn't --tree need a .discinfo file? There is none on the FTP

Comment 3 Justin Georgeson 2003-02-24 04:47:58 UTC
I know this bug is closed already, but I would like to be able to use
redhat-config-packages with RedHat's ftp site, and here is the error I get using
the --tree parameter.

[root@dragonfly root]
# redhat-config-packages
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-packages/", line 160, in ?
    im = get_method(args)
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-packages/", line 55, in get_method
    return urlmethod.UrlInstallMethod(url)
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-packages/", line 59, in __init__
    f = urllib2.urlopen(self.url + dir + "/.discinfo")
  File "//usr/lib/python2.2/", line 138, in urlopen
    return, data)
  File "//usr/lib/python2.2/", line 322, in open
    '_open', req)
  File "//usr/lib/python2.2/", line 301, in _call_chain
    result = func(*args)
  File "//usr/lib/python2.2/", line 930, in ftp_open
    fw = self.connect_ftp(user, passwd, host, port, dirs)
  File "//usr/lib/python2.2/", line 951, in connect_ftp
    fw = ftpwrapper(user, passwd, host, port, dirs)
  File "//usr/lib/python2.2/", line 705, in __init__
  File "//usr/lib/python2.2/", line 714, in init
  File "//usr/lib/python2.2/", line 500, in cwd
    return self.voidcmd(cmd)
  File "//usr/lib/python2.2/", line 247, in voidcmd
    return self.voidresp()
  File "//usr/lib/python2.2/", line 222, in voidresp
    resp = self.getresp()
  File "//usr/lib/python2.2/", line 215, in getresp
    raise error_perm, resp
IOError: [Errno ftp error] 550 Failed to change directory.
[root@dragonfly root]

Comment 4 Mark Cooke 2003-03-15 11:30:31 UTC
I also know the bug is closed, but it would be nice from a usability perspective
for the 'Insert CD X' window to have an additional button to select an
alternative location.

This would prevent the user having to quit out, fire off a root shell, and
tediously re-select the package changes after restarting with a --tree flag.

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