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Re: yum problem with local repositories

Mohammed El-Afifi wrote:
I'm using fedora 7, 64-bit edition. I'm using yum version 3.2.0. I've added a repository for the fedora 7 installation DVD by adding the following files to the file /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo:
name=Fedora $releasever - DVD
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GP
When I try to install any development package from this repository(e.g. qt-devel), yum fetches the package and asks for confirmation to download it. After I confirm, it echos the following error messages:
Downloading Packages:
Then, I get the following error messages:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/yum", line 29, in <module>
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/yummain.py", line 172, in main
  File "/usr/share/yum-cli/cli.py", line 302, in doTransaction
    problems = self.downloadPkgs(downloadpkgs)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 798, in downloadPkgs
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 747, in mediasort
    a = a.getDiscNum()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/yum/packages.py", line 485, in getDiscNum
    return int(fragid)
ValueError: invalid literal for int() with base 10: ''
Is this a bug in this version of yum?
Maybe yum update yum to get the current yum version first.

Or am I just missing something else?
yum -d 15 {whatever} can give some useful info on what is going wrong. Without that info, my guess is: If you look at the dvd's /repodata, in particular the repomd.xml, and other referred files, you see:
<location xml:base="media://{digits.digits} href=repodata/{a file} />

So it tries to look for a thing called media://digits... to find the actual rpm's.

If this is the case, it wont just be *-devel-*.rpm that are a problem, but all files from the repo.

I resolved this myself sometime ago by mounting the dvd, then running createrepo {yum-utils} one directory higher in the hierarchy.

Let us know what you find.


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