Bug 1175566

Summary: Can not use mirrorlist with RHEL $releasever
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Ian Wienand <iwienand>
Component: mirrormanagerAssignee: Pierre-YvesChibon <pingou>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Ian Wienand 2014-12-18 03:32:38 UTC
I'm trying to install the latest EPEL automatically with the following repo

name=Setup EPEL

After than I can then "yum install epel-release" to know I'm getting the latest version

The issue is that on RHEL "$releasever" expands to "6Server", which is an invalid path

$ urlgrabber 'http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=epel-6Server&arch=x86_64'
$ head -2 mirrorlist 
# repo = epel-6Server arch = x86_64 error: invalid repo or arch
# following repositories are available:

As far as I can tell, there is no variable for yum that provides just the major version.  I think the solution is to have the mirrorlist recognise 6Server (and 7Server) and just point them at epel-X

Comment 1 Matt Domsch 2015-07-23 04:05:40 UTC
This fails in production today using mirrormanager v2.  There is supposed to be a RepositoryRedirect entry that maps repo=epel-6Server to repo=epel-6.  That may have gotten lost somewhere. Reassigning to pingou.

Comment 2 Pierre-YvesChibon 2015-07-28 12:18:33 UTC
I have added the repository redirect that was indeed missing.

So this should be fixed now :)