Bug 981847 - Add --downloadcomps/--download-metadata options to reposync man page.
Add --downloadcomps/--download-metadata options to reposync man page.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum-utils (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: packaging-team-maint
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-07-06 05:27 EDT by Dean Hunter
Modified: 2014-02-05 17:04 EST (History)
7 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2014-02-05 17:04:29 EST
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Description Dean Hunter 2013-07-06 05:27:49 EDT
Description of problem:

I built a local copy of the fedora and updates repositories.  I have used them to update a number of machines.  I would like to use them install Fedora on a new machine using Anaconda Kickstart.  However, Kickstart references a half dozen or so standard groups for which I am not aware of having the source.  The only documentation I can find is in Section 8.4 of the Fedora 14 Software Management Guide:

  It is important to note that the groups file is not downloaded by reposync.
  Use wget or curl to download it.

Where do I find the group file URL to download?

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


How reproducible: Consistent

Steps to Reproduce:

# Configure Apache

  yum install --assumeyes httpd

  mkdir /srv/http

  semanage fcontext \
    --add \
    --type httpd_sys_content_t \

  systemctl enable httpd.service
  systemctl start  httpd.service

  firewall-cmd --permanent --zone public --add-service http
  firewall-cmd --reload
  firewall-cmd --list-all

# Create a local copy of the fedora repositories

  yum install --assumeyes yum-utils

  mkdir /srv/http/repos
  ln -s /srv/http/repos /var/www/html/repos

  mkdir /srv/http/repos/fedora18

  cp -p  /etc/yum.conf    /etc/yum.source.conf
  cp -pr /etc/yum.repos.d /etc/yum.source.d

  echo "reposdir=/etc/yum.source.d" >>/etc/yum.source.conf

  reposync \
    --config /etc/yum.source.conf \
    --download_path /srv/http/repos/fedora18 \
    --newest-only \
    --repoid fedora

  createrepo \
    --update /srv/http/repos/fedora18/fedora

  reposync \
    --config /etc/yum.source.conf \
    --download_path /srv/http/repos/fedora18 \
    --newest-only \
    --repoid updates

  createrepo \
    --update /srv/http/repos/fedora18/updates

  cat >/srv/http/repos/local-fedora.repo <<EOD
name=Fedora \$releasever - \$basearch - Local

  cat >/srv/http/repos/local-updates.repo <<EOD
name=Fedora \$releasever - \$basearch - Local Updates

  wget --output-document /srv/http/repos/Fedora-18-x86_64-netinst.iso \

# Use the local repository

  yum-config-manager --add-repo http://host.hunter.org/repos/local-fedora.repo
  yum-config-manager --add-repo http://host.hunter.org/repos/local-updates.repo

  yum-config-manager --disable fedora
  yum-config-manager --disable updates

  yum clean all
  yum makecache
  yum repolist

  yum group list

Actual results:

[root@host ~]# yum group list
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
Error: No group data available for configured repositories
[root@host ~]# 

Expected results:

[root@host ~]# yum group list
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
Available Environment Groups:
   GNOME Desktop
   KDE Plasma Workspaces
   Xfce Desktop
   LXDE Desktop
   Cinnamon Desktop
   MATE Desktop
   Sugar Desktop Environment
   Development and Creative Workstation
   Web Server
   Infrastructure Server
   Basic X Window System
   Minimal Install
Installed Groups:
   Administration Tools
   Cloud Infrastructure
   Design Suite
   Electronic Lab
   Network Servers
   Sound and Video
   System Tools
   Text-based Internet
Available Groups:
   Authoring and Publishing
   Books and Guides
   Development Tools
   Educational Software
   Engineering and Scientific
   Fedora Eclipse
   Games and Entertainment
   Medical Applications
   Window Managers
[root@host ~]# 

Additional info:
Comment 1 Dean Hunter 2013-07-06 16:48:56 EDT
"reposync -h" documents an option that is not in the document referenced above or in man reposync; ie. "--downloadcomps".

This command:

  reposync \
    --config /etc/yum.source.conf \
    --download_path /srv/http/repos/fedora18 \
    --downloadcomps \
    --newest-only \
    --repoid fedora

appears to resolve my problem.  Is this correct?  If so, please consider updating the man page for reposync.
Comment 2 James Antill 2013-07-31 16:44:40 EDT
Yeh, you want that or --download-metadata ... and then using -g with createrepo.
Comment 3 Dean Hunter 2013-07-31 16:58:01 EDT
I am still trying  piece all this repository stuff together  and I need a little more help understanding how to use your comment correctly.

1. For reposync, please explain the difference between --downloadcomps and --download-metadata.

2. For createrepo, please explain how to find the group file name to use with the -g option.
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