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This test case is associated with the Basic_Release_Criteria#remote-package-sources release criterion. If you are doing release validation testing, a failure of this test case may be a breach of that release criterion. If so, please file a bug and nominate it as blocking the appropriate milestone, using the blocker bug nomination page.


Description

This is to verify that Anaconda's inst.repo boot option works together with an HTTP/HTTPS repository.

Setup

  1. Prepare any non-live media for booting the installer (anything except Live.iso).
  2. Pick a mirror URL from the list of available mirrors. For example here's a list of Fedora 34 x86_64 mirrors. The top ones should be closest to you (and possibly fastest).
    • Make sure the repository architecture matches the architecture of your installer media.
    • You can also use your own install repository, if you have one.

How to test

  1. Before booting the installer, specify a target HTTP/HTTPS repository (selected in previous step) by adding a following boot option:
    inst.repo=URL
    • If proxy is needed, add it as another option:
      proxy=[protocol://][username[:password]@]host[:port]
    • Example:
      inst.repo=https://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/development/34/x86_64/os/ 
  2. Proceed with installation.

Expected Results

  1. The installer auto-selects requested HTTP/HTTPS repository as the installation source in its GUI
  2. The requested repository is used to download and install required packages. This can be checked by inspecting /tmp/packaging.log. Example output:
    09:34:37,295 DEBUG packaging: adding yum repo anaconda with baseurl https://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/development/34/x86_64/os/ and mirrorlist None
    09:34:37,313 DEBUG packaging: disabling repo fedora
    09:34:37,313 DEBUG packaging: disabling repo updates-testing
    09:34:37,314 DEBUG packaging: disabling repo updates
    
  3. The installation completes and the new system initiates boot properly