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[Bug 331669] New: Installation failed due to bad online performance
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  • Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2007 15:18:20 -0600 (MDT)
  • Message-id: <bug-331669-21960@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/>

Summary: Installation failed due to bad online performance
Product: openSUSE 10.3
Version: Final
Platform: Other
OS/Version: Other
Status: NEW
Severity: Normal
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Installation
AssignedTo: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: richard.bos@xxxxxxxxx
QAContact: jsrain@xxxxxxxxxx
Found By: Beta-Customer

Just after openSUSE-10.3 was released I tried to install it (this was on
Friday 5 October). I started the installation somewhere during the evening,
which is normally now problem as regular openSUSE install is done in about an
hour. This time it was different. Actually it was not an install, but a
upgrade and I have some packages from the buildserver. As the installer
proposed to use online repositories, I accepted that so I could have more
packages upgraded instead of having them deleted by the installer.

So far so good. The upgrade started fine, by selecting packages from the
disk, but after some packages (20, 30?) the installer started to download
packages.... Unfortenately does took ages: a 50kB package took I guess
about 4 minutes.... And the time need to install creep from 1h30 to 4h00....
I did not have this time, as the computer had to be switched off as it is
located in a guest room.

After this I had a system in a bad state, the old version did not work
anymore and it could not be upgraded.... A new install had to be performed.
This worked out fine, but with a bad taste!

The installation with a online update, should always work in an acceptable
time. If this is not possible the user should be warned that a update that
involves downloading packages might take a long time. Perhaps a test
download should be done, before starting the real upgrade. This test might
be able to judge the download quality. If it is bad the usage of the online
repositories can than still be cancelled at this save stop point.

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