Subject: install/18555: System installation does not offer installation from web
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 10/06/2002 22:04:27
>Number:         18555
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       System installation does not offer installation from web
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Oct 06 12:05:01 PDT 2002
>Originator:     Tero Kivinen
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6
SSH Communications Security
System: NetBSD 1.6 NetBSD 1.6 (FIREBALL) #1: Sat Oct 5 14:48:26 EEST 2002 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386

	When installing NetBSD 1.6 on one host I noticed that the
	nearest mirror site had error (missing man and misc packages,
	as for some reason the symlinks are not mirrored), and the
	next closist mirror site had too many users, thus I would have
	had to revert back to I did have all the
	tar files already fetched to another machine earlier, but I 
	didn't have ftp server there. If the installation system would
	have offered me an installation directly from the http-server,
	I could have used that (almost all machines have http-server
	up :-). After installing the system I realized that because
	the ftp command used in the installation can fetch data from
	the http, adding http-installation media would simply be
	changing the ftp: to http: in front of the urls. 


	Try to install from http-server directly. 


	Add option to sysinst that will offer installation from the
	http-server, similar than ftp but change the scheme to http.