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Nick wrote:Are you pointing at the ISO file or the contents of the ISO? In order to install via HTTP, FTP or NFS, you need to point to the contents of the ISO file, i.e. you have to copy all the contents into an HTTP, FTP or NFS location. You should then provide the path to the root of the contents, where the repodata folder is located.
Ftp shared folder is OS iso file itself.
Yes I did copy everything from ISO file into FTP directory and Yes, I'm pointing to the content of the ISO file.
And even if I explicitly specify path to the repodata directory (server/ or server/repodata (I've tried a lot of options)) it doesn't work either.
The message pops up saying that the system is not be able to find *-primary.sqlite.bz2 file.
Edited by: Nick on Aug 11, 2012 3:04 PM
What you are trying to accomplish is creating a local mirror of the software distribution. If you can't download from a mirror and you have the install DVD, copy the complete content and structure to a locally hosted HTTP or FTP directory.
As already mentioned, you need to specify the path to the root of the installation from where you can browse the "repodata" and "server" directory.
You can see what the installation is looking for by opening the repodata directory and analyzing "repomod.xml". This will show you the relative path and filename including the primary.sqlite.bz2 file.
Make sure all your files and directories in the installation root have world read and execute privileges (chmod -R 755 /install dir) and make sure your ftp server is setup accordingly providing the right FTP_HOME and permissions. Also, what is your FTP server, does it support Unix filenames or translate them?
You can probably try another machine use FTP to connect to the installation source and see if you can navigate inside the directories and get the files.