Bug 473360 - yum will not recognize install DVD as repository because of spaces in name
yum will not recognize install DVD as repository because of spaces in name
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Seth Vidal
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-11-27 18:51 EST by stanl
Modified: 2014-01-21 18:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-21 13:26:45 EST
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Description stanl 2008-11-27 18:51:19 EST
Description of problem:After install of Fedora 10 x86_64, using the Fedora 10 install DVD as a repository in the yum.conf file fails because it cannot recognize the URL with the spaces in the name.  I tried escaping the spaces, quoting, double quoting, nothing worked.  Pointed to /media/Fedora 10 x86_64 DVD  That might not be right, for some reason the DVD won't mount right now, so I can't look at the name.  

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How reproducible:  Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add the Fedora 10 x86_64 DVD to the /etc/yum.conf file
2. run yum install or update
Actual results:  Complains that repository does not exist.  "" not valid repository

Expected results:  DVD is recognized as a yum repository

Additional info:  Copying the contents of the dvd to a directory path with no spaces in the name allows it to work fine as a repository.  It seems it would be simple to replace the spaces with underscores or dashes to get around this problem.  Or modify yum to look for the trailing / to determine the directory name.
Comment 1 TK009 2008-12-02 22:04:46 EST
This bug has been triaged.
Comment 2 seth vidal 2009-01-21 13:26:45 EST
What did your yum.conf file look like?

For urls - you need to escape the spaces. %20
Comment 3 stanl 2009-01-21 13:40:30 EST
Sorry, that information is gone and I can't remember exactly.

Here is what worked for me.

# PUT YOUR REPOS HERE OR IN separate files named file.repo
# in /etc/yum.repos.d

I copied it from the DVD to the hard drive, giving it a name without spaces and it works fine now.

The original was probably something along the lines of the above with
baseurl=file:///mnt/media/F10 DVD x86_64/

What puzzled me is why the DVD would be named with spaces in the name, causing this problem.  Such a simple fix.

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