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Bug 146251 - interactive graphical installation / check for needed manual downloads
Summary: interactive graphical installation / check for needed manual downloads
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Release Media
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Installer (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux Installer
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-09-04 04:36 UTC by otg
Modified: 2006-09-04 09:23 UTC (History)
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Description otg 2006-09-04 04:36:43 UTC
I tried to install 2006.1 with the graphical interface - after following the 17 steps for installation everything started and hang after 2 hours when emerge wanted me to manually download the from SUN.

Is it possible to add a package-checking feature beforing starting the installation so that the graphical installer gives you a list of needed files before start. So I were able to download these files and put them somewhere. The installation itself could then proceed without interruption.

Another possibility to solve this problem is a more interactive graphical installer which stops the emerge and gives you the chance to hit "Retry" after you downloaded the files manually.
Comment 1 Andrew Gaffney (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-09-04 09:23:29 UTC
It's not possible to know beforehand if a certain package has a fetch restriction. It's also not feasible to make the install interactive. The installer isn't designed that way.