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Re: [Pulp-list] unable to use pulp centos repos for vm installation

HI Steven,

I actually asked on IRC today and got a reply.

It's seems to be a bug with anaconda on Centos 6.4, it doesn't like the compressed groups.xml.

The guy who replied to my question created an issue on bugzilla: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=950036


On 9 April 2013 18:58, Steven Roberts <strobert strobe net> wrote:
On Tue, Apr 09, 2013 at 12:21:17PM +0100, Bruno Savioli de Almeida wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have been using pulp for the last couple weeks and one the things I am
> trying to do is, to keep one centos 6 repository syncd daily from an
> upstream mirror (centos6_x86-64_latest) and periodically create copies of
> this repo (centos6_x86-64_20130409).
> I can do that without any major issues and I can use the copied repository
> on any existing system.
> I am now trying to use the the copied repository or even the original
> synced repository as the install tree using cobbler, but I'm having some
> issues.
> Anaconda dies with this mesage: "SyntaxError: not well-formed (invalid
> token): line1, column 0" message whenever it reads the group.xml.gz file in
> the repodata directory
> If I create a new repo and copy only the distribution and rpms, anaconda
> fails obviously because it cannot find the group information.
> However, if I use the same upstream centos mirror directly, I can build the
> vms without any problems...
> One difference I noticed is that group.xml.gz doesn't exist in the upstream
> mirrors, instead they have comps.xml.gz, which I believe is the same
> content.
> Has anyone seen this happening before?

on my todo list to do installs from a pulp repo but haven't gotten to it

what pulp version are you using?  there have been a number of repo fixes
in the 2.1 beta series...


- Bruno

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