Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 58284
RFE: handle loopback mounted ISOs via NFS
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:59 EDT
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):
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.
A dialog box offering 'OK to re-try'.
The option of checking in a different location, or at least a 'cancel' button.
Considering for a future release
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.