Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 29811
Anaconda should be smarter about source paths for FTP installs
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:48 EDT
As it works today to do a network install with Anaconda both of the
/RedHat/RPMS/ directories from CD1 and CD2 must be combinded into a single
directory and made available for the install.
This sucks because it requires copying the packages to the install server
instead of being able to loop mount the ISO image into the install source
tree. (For example into /var/ftp/pub/RedHat71/cdrom1/ and
Instead of assuming that all files are in the same tree Anaconda should
when installing a file:
Check the existing source path for the next file.
Check one dir back under an expected name. (ie: if installing from
ftp://source.server.com/pub/RedHat/cdrom1/ the installer should check
If either of these two checks turn up the expected file the installer
should continue assuming all files reside in the newly found path. In the
event that no file was found at the expected location or in the assumed new
location the installer should prompt the user for a new path to the source
Using this method you would still have the advantage of being able to start
and install and walk away from the box either by merging the /RedHat/RPMS/
directories into one source tree or by arranging the source tree in a
predfined method such as mounting cds under /cdrom1, /cdrom2, etc.
This suggestion is one our lists of things to consider for future releases.
*** Bug 31255 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 31237 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This works in Roswell, the beta for the next release of Red Hat Linux (although
the paths used are disc1 and disc2 if I remember correctly -- the README and
RELEASE-NOTES say for certain).