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Old 7th May 2008, 12:17 PM
hakonrk Offline
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Preparing a kickstart file for F9 on an older Fedora

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 I tried this on my outdated FC6, but system-config-kickstart dies on startup while retrieving package info with the error included below.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
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