Bug 58284 - RFE: handle loopback mounted ISOs via NFS
RFE: handle loopback mounted ISOs via NFS
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
7.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-01-12 17:00 EST by Chris Ball
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-23 15:53:01 EST
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Description Chris Ball 2002-01-12 17:00:17 EST
Description of Problem:
The installer seems to assume that an NFS mount install is mounting a mirror 
of the FTP site, rather than the possibility of it mounting loopback-mounted 
ISO images.  In this case, when it gets to a package that should be on the 
second CD (in my case, tetex-fonts) it will error with a 'file not found' and 
_only_ offer the option of a retry.  I needed to look in RPMS/ on a different 
NFS mount, so this wasn't helpful.  I had to switch mountpoints in the exports 
file on the remote machine and force a remount from a shell.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
7.2

How Reproducible:
Always, I imagine.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Perform an NFS install, mounting ISO images.
2. Choose packages from the second CD as well as the first.
3. Wait until a package from the second CD is needed.

Actual Results:
A dialog box offering 'OK to re-try'. 

Expected Results:
The option of checking in a different location, or at least a 'cancel' button.

Additional Information:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-01-15 14:13:53 EST
Considering for a future release
Comment 2 Erik Troan 2002-02-15 11:16:45 EST
Next release will allow mounting multiple ISO images from a single directory
(just drop the CD iso files in one place, point NFS at that dir, and proceed).
This should address your concern.

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