Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 236695
anaconda or yum fails to fetch comps.xml from Extras repo with FTP
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:02 EST
Description of problem:
installer will not properly fetch and use the "Group" information from the
comps.xml file in the Extras-development repo when adding the repo and doing a
"customize now" sequence.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
very consisten here - always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot rawhid boot.iso
2. add extras-development repository
installer complains via a dialog box that it could not find the group data
for the repository and that it won't allow you to select any extras packages
during the customize now sequence.
It should fetch and read the comps.xml file and let the user select extras
I realize that the merger is pending and this may become moot, but the symptom
is more general. FTP (and http) access to other repositories should properly
fetch and read the comps.xml information.
I'm using FTP to a vsftp server on an FC6 local mirror. I have carefully
examined the logs (extract attached) for the transactions, and there is no
attempt to fetch the comps.xml file in the logs.
Created attachment 152760 [details]
vsftp log extract showing no attempt to fetch comps.xml
I have verified that http method also fails to fetch the comps.xml file.
There seems to be something up with multiple repositories in general in anaconda
right now. On my whiteboard as one of the things I'm hoping to fix today...
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 231543 ***