Description of problem:
Consider adding yum metadata (createrepo, and perhaps yum-arch - for
FC2 updates) to the DVD iso. The image (or for that matter the
physical media) could then be mounted as a local yum [os] repo,
accessed as a file:/ URL. Would save user's disk space and
everybody's network bandwidth.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
FC4 DVD iso image
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Mount DVD
2. Specify as yum [os] repo
3. yum install somepackage
Fails due to lack of metadata.
Could run yum install of new packages from local image.
Not likely to happen anytime soon, but I'll keep it on the TODO list.
*** Bug 134052 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
mount the image
create a new directory for the local repo:
create symlinks to all of the rpms
find /media/dvd -name '*.rpm' >allrpms
cat allrpms |(for x in read; do ln -s $x $(basename $x);done)
create the repodata
*** Bug 151432 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I'd like to add that making the repodata comps enabled would be a nice bonus.
Update : in FC5 test releases, "repodata" is present on the DVDs AFAICS...
So - haven't been following closely of late. Looks like resolution RAWHIDE
should get this one off the books.