Description of problem:
"Add/remove applications" (system-config-packages) cannot read cdrom
in cdrom drive (it appears to look for cdrom in /mnt/cdrom instead of
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
FC3. Test 3. (2.92).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open system-config-packages (type root passwd)
2. choose an application to add (assuming there exists rpms which
havnt been installed yet)
3. click 'update'
Cannot find relevant Fedora cdrom
Reads relevant Fedora cdrom
If contents of mounted cdrom (/media/cdrom) are copied to /mnt/cdrom
system-config-packages can read the relevant rpms
Can you try the newer 1.2.19 package in the devel tree and see if it
Version 1.2.19 works at 50%. I have 2 cd-drives on /dev/hdc and
/dev/hdd. The first drive doesnÂ´t work. If you leave /dev/hdd open and
then click OK it closes the drive and it works. But if you close the
drive yourself you have the same problem as with /dev/hdc
Installing the newer 1.2.19 package (from
http://people.redhat.com/~katzj/system-config-packages/) enables my
second drive (cdrw) to be read by system-config-packages assuming the
cd is not already in the drive (/mounted) before it asks for disk x.
[BTW I have 2 cd-drives: dvdrom and cdrw. The first (dvdrom) doesn't
work with a number of gnome programs (Not just system-config-packages,
Eg cd autoload function does not work nor have I ever managed to mount
it so that its contents can be viewed). Anaconda and gnome CD read the
first drive (dvdrom) fine.
PS I do not understand about the devel tree because I am a relative
newbie to linux]
Fixed for 1.2.20 (will be at
http://people.redhat.com/~katzj/system-config-packages/ once it builds)
Closing per comment #4 and lack of feedback. If it still doesn't work for you in
FC4 please reopen.