On Thu, 2015-02-26 at 04:59 -0500, Kamil Paral wrote:
> Several of the Coconut failures for Alpha TC5 seem to be to do
> with mirror issues. It might be best to have Coconut use
I'll let someone more knowledgeable respond to this, but I assume
you're referring to those HTTP 404/550 issues during anaconda
package download, which we see heavily on the Boston machine, and
less frequently on the Brno machine.
Actually a couple of the TC5 tests failed with what was apparently
simply a flat-out fail of trying to use download.fp.o as the repo: the
check where it switches to a console and greps /tmp/packaging.log for
When I checked it manually I found yet another Canadian mirror which
is busted (has its directory layout wrong, so the download.fp.o
redirection fails) - but that's not likely what Coconut was hitting,
as it's in Boston, it probably hit some *other* bad mirror.
So my general reaction was, it seems like we have 'some kind of mirror
bug' often enough that Coconut should just use dl.fp.o directly (or
perhaps a Brno mirror directly, for the Brno instance) to avoid it.
This is for the repository test cases - 'HTTP cmdline', 'HTTP
variation' etc - where it's actually explicitly passing a repository
URL, not cases where it's using 'closest mirror'.
Please note, though, that we think that the mirror issue is a
legitimate bug, either caused by dnf stack, or anaconda. Jan
reported it yesterday here:
If this turns out to be true, it would also mean that OpenQA helped
us uncover quite an interesting bug, which would be much harder to
spot without the massive number of installations executed regularly.
So there is also some value in using closest mirror as installation
Yep, that's an interesting one for sure, and sorry, I should've been
clearer: I was talking only about the tests where the actual test
involves specifying a particular repository URL (via the GUI or a
kickstart or on the cmdline or whatever), and we're currently using
'download.fedoraproject.org' in those URLs.
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