Bug 966240 - Anaconda syntax for the baseurl option of the repo command when using NFS is incorrect
Anaconda syntax for the baseurl option of the repo command when using NFS is ...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Shea
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-05-22 16:32 EDT by Ray Mikkelson
Modified: 2014-06-16 09:38 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: anaconda-21.37-1
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Description Ray Mikkelson 2013-05-22 16:32:38 EDT
Description of problem:

Anaconda does not properly interpret (parse) the --baseurl option of the repo command when using NFS repositories.

According to the documentation at:

The syntax should be:


    The URL for the repository. The variables that may be used in yum repo config files are not supported here. You may use one of either this option or --mirrorlist, not both. If an NFS repository is specified, it should be of the form nfs://host:/path/to/repo. Note that there is a colon after the host--Anaconda passes everything after "nfs://" directly to the mount command instead of parsing URLs according to RFC 2224. 

NOTE: It says: nfs://host:/path/to/repo

This used to work in F16 & F17.

Now, for F18, it seems that the syntax must be:

So, either the documentation needs updating (and put it in the Release Notes!!), or the code needs to change back to the way it was.  Personally, I think the code should go back to the way it used to be...

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How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a kickstart file
2. Add an entry something like:
repo --name="myserver-releases18"  --baseurl=nfs://myserver.mydomain.com:/vol0/FedoraMirror/releases/18/Everything/x86_64/os --cost=1
3. Use the kickstart file (use the ks= option) when using anaconda

Actual results:

The install will abort in the middle saying that it cannot find the repository.  Looking at the logs, the mount command fails because it is trying to mount //myserver.mydomain.com:/vol0/FedoraMirror/releases/18/Everything/x86_64/os instead of myserver.mydomain.com:/vol0/FedoraMirror/releases/18/Everything/x86_64/os.

Expected results:

The old syntax which worked in F17 and earlier should still work.

Additional info:
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Comment 3 David Shea 2014-05-08 12:09:35 EDT
Posted a patch to use nfs:// for the addon URLs.

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