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This test case is associated with the Fedora_41_Beta_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.


This is to verify that an installation can be performed from a NFS repository configured in the Anaconda GUI.


You need to have a Fedora repository accessible over an NFS protocol. If you do have it, no further setup is needed. If you don't, you can mount a DVD.iso image and export it over NFS this way:

  • Mount the image over loopback: # mount -o loop Fedora-41-x86_64-DVD.iso /mnt/repo
  • Install nfs-utils.
  • Let's say your (virtual) test machine is in the subnet. Put the following lines into /etc/exports:
  • Restart NFS service: # systemctl restart nfs-server.service
  • The repository is now accessible over NFS via <your_IP>:/repo

How to test

  1. Boot the installer using any available non-live means (anything except Live.iso)
  2. Change the installation source to point to a custom NFS repository
    • The correct syntax is server:/path, e.g. <your_IP>:/repo
    • Make sure the repository architecture matches the architecture of your installer media.
  3. Proceed with installation

Expected Results

  1. The installer accepts the NFS repository definition
  2. The said repository is used for installation. This can be checked by examining the /tmp/packaging.log file. Example output:
    14:44:07,093 INFO packaging: mounting on /mnt/install/source
    14:44:07,545 DEBUG packaging: adding yum repo anaconda with baseurl file:///mnt/install/source and mirrorlist None
    14:44:07,568 DEBUG packaging: disabling repo fedora
    14:44:07,569 DEBUG packaging: disabling repo updates-testing
    14:44:07,569 DEBUG packaging: disabling repo updates
  3. The installation completes and the new system initiates boot properly