Bug 658480 - Package mt-st not included in 6Workstation
Summary: Package mt-st not included in 6Workstation
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: mt-st
Version: 6.0
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Dan Horák
QA Contact: BaseOS QE - Apps
Depends On:
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Reported: 2010-11-30 14:10 UTC by Randy Zagar
Modified: 2010-11-30 15:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-11-30 14:44:40 UTC
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Description Randy Zagar 2010-11-30 14:10:49 UTC
Description of problem:
The standard Unix tape management utility, mt, is *not* included in EL6 Workstation or EL6 Client

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Affected releases are 6Client U0 and 6Workstation U0

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. losetup `losetup -f` rhel-server-6.0-x86_64-dvd.iso
2. mount /dev/loop0 /mnt
3. find /mnt -name mt-st\*
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:
It is a mistake to assume that only sys-admins performing backups need tape management tools.  Engineers and analysts also need to load and create data tapes.

Please stop micromanaging the placement of historic Unix utilities.

Comment 1 Randy Zagar 2010-11-30 14:12:47 UTC
Sorry, I meant to use this in Step #1

losetup `losetup -f` rhel-workstation-6.0-x86_64-dvd.iso

Comment 3 Dan Horák 2010-11-30 14:44:40 UTC
mt-st is included in the Optional channel for both Workstation and Client.

Comment 4 Randy Zagar 2010-11-30 15:07:53 UTC
That helps, but not when installing air-gapped systems.

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