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 7
Assignee: Mageia tools maintainers
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Reported: 2017-07-19 10:52 CEST by Rémi Verschelde
Modified: 2017-07-30 20:32 CEST (History)
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Source RPM: drakx-installer-stage2
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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.

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