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[Bug 508625] New: ipv4/ipv6 choice during install to avoid long "searching for updates" wait time
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  • Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2009 02:59:53 -0600
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http://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=508625


Summary: ipv4/ipv6 choice during install to avoid long
"searching for updates" wait time
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 11.2
Version: Milestone 2
Platform: All
OS/Version: Other
Status: NEW
Severity: Normal
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Installation
AssignedTo: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: pBakhuis@xxxxxxxxx
QAContact: jsrain@xxxxxxxxxx
Found By: ---


User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.0.10)
Gecko/2009042700 SUSE/3.0.10-3.1 Firefox/3.0.10

I suggest a radiobutton during the installation process with the options
ipv6 and ipv4, defaulting to ipv6 (as to avoid 'policy problems').

As it the installation process currently is it will search for updates
utilising the internet connection, however it does not offer the option to
choose ipv4 anywhere. So if you got an ISP not supporting ipv6 (which seems to
be very common, at least in the netherlands) you're staring at an 'searching
for updates' screen unnecessarily long.
If the option was simply given to select ipv4 earlier during the installation
process this could be completely avoided (as well as solve some other
bugs/sugggestions if the choice is also carried trough to actual settings once
the OS is installed)

Reproducible: Always

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