Bug 396881 - Anaconda: Cannot retrieve repository metadata or repository: anaconda-base-200711220556.i386
Summary: Anaconda: Cannot retrieve repository metadata or repository: anaconda-base-20...
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-11-23 15:18 UTC by Lubomir Kundrak
Modified: 2008-08-02 23:40 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-12-18 20:37:30 UTC
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Description Lubomir Kundrak 2007-11-23 15:18:39 UTC
Description of problem:

I can't install rawhide for more than a week now -- the further I get is this

      +----------------------------+ Error +-----------------------------+      
      |                                                                  |      
      | 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 retrieve repository metadata   |      
      | (repomd.xml) for repository: anaconda-base-200711220556.i386.    |      
      | Please verify its path and try again                             |      
      |                                                                  |      
      |           +-------+                      +----------+            |      
      |           | Abort |                      | Continue |            |      
      |           +-------+                      +----------+            |      
      |                                                                  |      
      |                                                                  |      

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): with isys fix

Additional info:

My kickstart configuration:

url --url=http://storm.lan/linux/fedora/rawhide/i386/os/
zerombr yes
clearpart --all --initlabel
auth  --useshadow  --enablemd5 
rootpw --iscrypted XXXXX
keyboard us
lang en_US
timezone --utc Europe/Bratislava
firewall --disabled
firstboot --disable
bootloader --location=mbr --append="panic=10"
%packages --default

Please pardon me for a higher volume of reports from me, I would like to ensure
some stuff I use will work in f9 (installs on iscsi on diskless machines, etc.),
and the rawhide tree is uninstallable for some time now. If the issues are
known, fixed and my reports are annoying, just tell me. I just feel that six
month release cycle, with one month frozen leaves small time for testing, so I
don't want uninstallable trees to shorten it even more.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-11-26 16:41:02 UTC
Is there actually repodata in your repo?

Comment 2 Lubomir Kundrak 2007-11-26 17:34:25 UTC
If you mean that "http://storm.lan/linux/fedora/rawhide/i386/os/" -- yes. It is
actually not my own repo, it is a mirror of

Comment 3 Lubomir Kundrak 2007-11-26 17:39:31 UTC
Also anaconda doesn't seem to attempt to fetch anything from that repo when I
retry (checked with tcpdump, and httpd logs).

Comment 4 Chris Lumens 2007-11-29 21:17:29 UTC
Is this better with today's rawhide?  We've had a couple builds go by now with
tons of bugfixes.

Comment 5 Lubomir Kundrak 2007-11-30 11:47:55 UTC
The same. I tried with today's rawhide + partedUtils.py fix.

Comment 6 Lubomir Kundrak 2007-11-30 11:51:48 UTC
Does anaconda with current rawhide work for you. I'm mostly sure that my mirror
is alright. If I break into debugger at the place I see the dialog box, what
should I look for to get more clue? repo.baseurl contains just the correct
repository URL and I am able to use the repository with yum.

Comment 7 Lubomir Kundrak 2007-12-18 20:37:30 UTC
No longer a problem -- rawhide installation succeeded for me.

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