[Mageia-discuss] Network install cannot get mirror list

Maarten Vanraes alien at rmail.be
Sat Jan 7 11:47:53 CET 2012

Op zaterdag 07 januari 2012 11:40:12 schreef Luca Olivetti:
> Al 07/01/12 11:33, En/na Luca Olivetti ha escrit:
> > Al 06/01/12 22:12, En/na Maarten Vanraes ha escrit:
> >> afaik the installer uses wget to grab files; try that in tty2
> > 
> > I checked the sources of the installer in svn[*] and, no, it doesn't use
> > wget. There's a function http_download_file in url.c and it uses
> > mygethostbyname in dns.c to resolve names.
> > That's where the message "unknown host" comes from, and I have a hunch
> > that the problem lies there.
> Yes, it's surely there: I specified an ip address instead of the name and
> it's downloading stage2.
> > Btw, I tried also with the 32 bits boot.iso and the result is the same.
> > Note also that a couple years ago I managed to do a network install of
> > mandriva (IIRC 2010.0, or maybe 2009, I'm not really sure) on another
> > pc.
> And maybe I had to use the same workaround then.
> Bye

does mygethostbyname use the libc functions for dns resolving? perhaps we link 
with dietLibc on the installer and the problem is there?

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