Bug 21285 - Make network media a requirement for classical installer upgrades
Summary: Make network media a requirement for classical installer upgrades
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Installer (show other bugs)
Version: Cauldron
Hardware: All Linux
Priority: High normal
Target Milestone: Mageia 8
Assignee: Mageia tools maintainers
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2017-07-19 10:52 CEST by Rémi Verschelde
Modified: 2020-12-20 00:26 CET (History)
1 user (show)

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Source RPM: drakx-installer-stage2
Status comment:


Description Rémi Verschelde 2017-07-19 10:52:02 CEST
As of Mageia 6, when you attempt an upgrade via the classical installer, it will ask you if you *want* to configure network media.

Not enabling them is not supported and will most of the time result in a broken upgrade, as there aren't enough packages on the installation media to do a full upgrade.

We should therefore stop asking users, and simply *request* that they configure network media. If such media can't be configured (network not working), then the upgrade should be prevented.
Rémi Verschelde 2017-07-19 10:52:11 CEST

Priority: Normal => High
Target Milestone: --- => Mageia 7

Comment 1 David Walser 2017-07-30 20:32:59 CEST
But we have to be careful about this, as this would require different behavior when the installer is running off the DVD vs. when it's bootstrapped via boot.iso/all.img, where an upgrade would have access to the full repository already (possibly via a local hard disk, not the network) and should be able to proceed just fine.
Comment 2 Aurelien Oudelet 2020-09-19 18:09:20 CEST
This is High priority bug for a good reason.

Making Mageia even better than ever is best direction.
In order to do right thing, this bug should be examined and fixed as soon as possible.

Packagers, please make the status to Assigned when you are working on this.
Feel free to reassign the bug if bad-triaged. Also, if bug is old, please close it.

On October 1st 2020, we will drop priority to normal.
Comment 3 Morgan Leijström 2020-12-20 00:26:27 CET
I think we should just add text to that dialogue saying it need to access updated repositories to successfully upgrade the system.

CC: (none) => fri

Morgan Leijström 2020-12-20 00:26:48 CET

Target Milestone: Mageia 7 => Mageia 8

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