QA:Testcase install repository NFS variation

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This test case is associated with the Fedora_21_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.


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Description

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

Setup

  1. 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-21-x86_64-DVD.iso /mnt/repo
    • Install Package-x-generic-16.pngnfs-utils.
    • Let's say your (virtual) test machine is in the 192.168.1.0/24 subnet. Put the following line into /etc/exports:
      /mnt/repo    192.168.1.0/24(ro)
    • Restart NFS service: # systemctl restart nfs-server.service
    • The repository is now accessible over NFS via <your_IP>:/mnt/repo
  2. Prepare any non-live media for booting the installer (anything except Live.iso).

How to test

  1. Before booting the installer, specify a target NFS repository by adding a following boot option:
    inst.repo=nfs[:options]:<server>:/<path>
    Example:
    inst.repo=nfs:your_IP:/mnt/repo
    Make sure the repository architecture matches the architecture of your installer media.
  2. Proceed with installation

Expected Results

  1. The installer auto-selects requested NFS 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:
    14:44:07,093 INFO packaging: mounting 192.168.1.1:/mnt/repo: 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