Bug 88850 - Must have CD to install...
Summary: Must have CD to install...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-packages
Version: 9
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-14 22:08 UTC by Brad
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:53 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2005-09-21 20:21:27 UTC

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Description Brad 2003-04-14 22:08:15 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.7 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20030131

Description of problem:
When I am installing additional packages after the initial installation, the
system prompts me for a CD. However, I make it a practice to copy all the
current RPMS into a directory on my HD. This allows me to keep the release right
up to date.  It would be good if the installer prompted me for an alternative
location like a network server or directory for the location of the required files.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. See description

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-04-14 23:31:27 UTC
You can do this with command line flags, look at the readme in

Comment 2 Brad 2003-04-15 00:25:58 UTC
But my request is to have something much more user-friendly and dynamic, like
"Browse for the files" instead of having to set arcane command-line variables.

Comment 3 Alex 2003-10-12 07:23:47 UTC
I'm trying to use 

redhat-config-packages -tree=/mnt/cdrom 

and it says that cannot find 'ree=/mnt/cdrom'. Then I tried 

redhat-config-packages -t/mnt/cdrom and I get:

bash-2.05b# redhat-config-packages -t/mnt/cdrom/
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-packages/MainWindow.py", line 164, in ?
    hdlist = im.readHeaders()
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-packages/method.py", line 776, in readHeaders
  File "/usr/share/redhat-config-packages/hdrlist.py", line 100, in __init__
    hdlist = rpm.readHeaderListFromFile(path)
rpm.error: (2, 'No such file or directory')

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2005-09-21 20:21:27 UTC
This report is filed against a product which is no longer supported.  It is very
likely that the problem is resolved in the current version of Fedora Core or
scheduled to be resolved with the new system-config-packages scheduled to land
in Fedora Core 5.

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