Is it possible to use an older Fedora system's system-config-kickstart to prepare a kickstart file for a later version? I tried this on my outdated FC6, but system-config-kickstart dies on startup while retrieving package info with the error included below.
I assume the error happens because FC6 has disappeared from most FTP sites, including whatever site system-config-kickstart tries to use. My question is: Can an old system-config-kickstart be instructed to use the XML databases from later versions (F9?) so that I can prepare a kickstart file for F9 before I actually start installing it?
Thanks in advance for any help!
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/system-config-kickstart", line 82, in ?
File "/usr/share/system-config-kickstart/kickstartGui.py", line 158, in __init__
self.packages_class = packages.Packages(xml, self.kickstartData)
File "/usr/share/system-config-kickstart/packages.py", line 164, in __init__
self.y = sckYumBase(pbar)
File "/usr/share/system-config-kickstart/packages.py", line 138, in __init__
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/__init__.py", line 306, in doRepoSetup
File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/yum/yumRepo.py", line 498, in setup
raise Errors.RepoError, ('Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: %s' % self)
yum.Errors.RepoError: Cannot open/read repomd.xml file for repository: development