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Re: [SLE] Changing installation source to a FTP server does not work in SLP 9.0 i386
  • From: "Paul W. Abrahams" <abrahams@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2004 13:34:49 -0500
  • Message-id: <200402071334.49973.abrahams@xxxxxxx>
On Saturday 07 February 2004 12:52 pm, W.D.McKinney wrote:
> On Sat, 2004-02-07 at 08:36, Bob Pearson wrote:
> > On Saturday 07 February 2004 4:15 am, Oliver Schwabedissen wrote:
> > > Am Freitag, 6. Februar 2004 07:04 schrieb Dave Barton:
> > > > <Q>
> > > > Unable to create installation source
> > > > from URL
> > > > 'ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/ftp.suse.com/suse/supplementary/'.
> > > > Details:
> > > > ERROR(InstSrc:E_no_instsrc_on_media)
> > > > <Q/>
> > > >
> > > > Can anyone suggest where I am going wrong?
> >
> > I get the same thing.
> >
> > > For server name enter: ftp.gwdg.de
> > >
> > > For the directory enter:
> > >
> >
> /pub/linux/suse/ftp.suse.com/suse/i386/supplementary/KDE/update_for_8.2/yas
> > >t-source
> > >
> > > or for SuSE 9.0:
> > >
> >
> /pub/linux/suse/ftp.suse.com/suse/i386/supplementary/KDE/update_for_9.0/yas
> > >t-source

Those directories have an interposed ftp.suse.com that's probably messing them
up.

Many folks have had these difficulties -- but the problem is solvable. Here's
something pretty foolproof (I hope):

1. Using ftp via Konqeror or otherwise, display on your screen the directory
containing the rpms you're looking for. The fact that you can see them
ensures that you have determined a correct path to those rpms.

2. If the path does not end in /suse/i586, this directory is not usable for
Yast.

3. If it does end in /suse/i586, use the path with these two components
truncated, separating out the server, of course, which goes in the first box
in the Yast screen.

I hope this puts the matter to rest.

Paul Abrahams

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