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Bug 220084 - yum failing to install with file:// based repo
Summary: yum failing to install with file:// based repo
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 212180
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: yum
Version: 5.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2006-12-18 20:11 UTC by Dax Kelson
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-12-19 18:52:45 UTC
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Description Dax Kelson 2006-12-18 20:11:41 UTC
Description of problem:

I setup a repo with the following:

name=RHEL $releasever - Server - $basearch
file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-beta

Commands like "yum list" and "yum search foo" work fine. However, when I try to
install something, it blows up:

# yum install bind-chroot
Loading "rhnplugin" plugin
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
This system is not registered with RHN.
RHN support will be disabled.
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Downloading header for bind-chroot to pack into transaction set.
media://1163270928.939995%232/bind-chroot-9.3.3-5.el5.i386.rpm: [Errno 4]
IOError: <urlopen error unknown url type: media>
Trying other mirror.
Error: failed to retrieve bind-chroot-9.3.3-5.el5.i386.rpm from RHEL5-Server
error was [Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error unknown url type: media>

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

I opened a yum bug upstream at:

Comment 1 Dax Kelson 2006-12-18 21:02:45 UTC
According to upstream this will be fixed in yum at some point. 

Being able to use the same directory tree to install from with anaconda and then
use with yum is extremely useful in a isolated network without RHN (not at all

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2006-12-19 18:52:45 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 212180 ***

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