Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 188927
need to include "repodata" dir for NFS install tree
Last modified: 2007-04-18 13:41:35 EDT
Description of problem:
Problem pertains to installing FC5 on NFS server for network-based
upgrades/installations. Instructions included in "README" file of disc1 fails
to specify that "repodata" directory must be copied to server in addition to the
"Fedora" directory and "RELEASE-NOTES*" files. Without the "repodata"
directory, installation/upgrade will fail.
This was not an issue with FC4. I have been informed, via IRC, that FC5
requires "repodata" because it uses "yum" during the install process, which FC4
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Follow instructions in README file on disc 1, or Installation Guide, to
create a directory for NFS based installation. Instructions specify the
cp -a /mnt/cdrom/Fedora /target/directory
2. Insure that no "repodata" directory is present under "/target/directory"
3. Attempt to use "/target/directory" for NFS-based installation.
Installation fails due to inability to find "repodata/repomd.xml"
Thanks - the Fedora Installation Guide doesn't actually document server
configuration, so I'm reassigning this so that someone can look into amending
This has been fixed in the README file; thanks for the report, sorry it hung
open for so long. :)