eFa-Init does not fail gracefully

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eFa-Init does not fail gracefully

Post by Daniel Beardsmore » 19 Aug 2019 16:40

Clean installation onto CentOS 7 Minimal with:

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curl -sSL https://install.efa-project.org | bash
Something is wrong with sqlgrey. (I don’t even want it — I may have to find some way to throw it away as it doesn’t work and it doesn’t know why.) I am going to ignore all those errors and warnings as they should be nothing to do with me …

The problem is that this causes eFa-Init to terminate, losing all your settings. After tediously entering them all, I see that I have to enter them all over again, every time I attempt to get it to proceed far enough through the process to actually save them. The settings should be committed first, and/or starting sqlgrey should not terminate the setup process.

There are also no instructions given about the manner in which one should “please try again” — try what? I can see that rebooting works, though, but I still have to re-enter every setting from scratch (except keyboard layout).

As for sqlgrey, something timed out doing something to something with something. Somehow.
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Re: eFa-Init does not fail gracefully

Post by Daniel Beardsmore » 19 Aug 2019 18:40

Incidentally it appears that the configuration is stored in /etc/eFa, so this means that eFa-Init could re-read these values as defaults next time, even going so far as to skip the wizard entirely and just proceed to the final checklist mode.

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Re: eFa-Init does not fail gracefully

Post by shawniverson » 19 Aug 2019 19:27

The problem is your build is incomplete. The eFa-base rpm package likely failed to install.

The repository is broken at the moment. I'm trying to get in contact with darky83 regarding this so we can get it resolved.
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Re: eFa-Init does not fail gracefully

Post by Daniel Beardsmore » 20 Aug 2019 09:30

I’m not so sure — it all seems to have installed correctly without errors. Repo broken or not, the init script should still give instructions on how to re-run it, and it should still re-read previous values on a subsequent invocation.

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Re: eFa-Init does not fail gracefully

Post by shawniverson » 20 Aug 2019 21:34

Updating issue list.
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