Subject: install/7833: sysinst does wrong thing with no network interfaces
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/22/1999 09:20:51
>Number:         7833
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       sysinst finds no network interfaces, but lets ftp process continue
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    install-manager (NetBSD system installation bug manager)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Jun 22 09:20:01 1999
>Originator:     David Maxwell
>Release:        1.4
i386, 1.4, boot.fs

Remove all network interfaces from machine, boot from boot.fs floppy.
Select ftp for install method, sysinst states 'no network interfaces found'
then proceeds to ask for ftp information. It would probably be
apropriate to error out, since an ftping from localhost is unlikely.