Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 219169
net install/rescue URLs shouldnt be blind guess
Last modified: 2008-05-06 13:09:43 EDT
Description of problem:
Enhancement request: When trying a network/HTTP/FTP install, user is prompted
for URL host & path. I tried many combinations of the path: fedora/core,
fedora/core/6, fedora/core/6/i386, fedora/core/6/i386/os, all failed for me, and
I dont know why. The manual suggested last, but I couldnt differentiate its
results from the others.
The other VTs should have enough logging that I can tell how my URL/path guesses
are understood, so I can correct them (by comparing the paths used by anaconda
with those visible via a browser. The current logging granularity is insufficient.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Anaconda Rescue CD, at least.
Steps to Reproduce:
heres the (on-screen) error I get when using mirrors.kernel.org,
fedora/core/6/i386/os for the 2 HTTP-install parameters:
Unable to read package metadata. This may be due to a missing repodata
directory. Please ensure that your install tree has been correctly generated.
Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: anaconda-base-2005610172011.i386
The error suggests that problem is with the chosen download-site, ie they dont
have the full file-set where they should be, but I can find it by browser; at
The last entries in VT-3 are:
<time> INFO : moving (1) to step reposetup
<time> ERROR : reading package metadata: Cannot open/read (rest as above)
The ERROR should be more elaborate - at least to see what path is NFG.
requested by Jams Antill
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