system-config-packages: why does it need CD?

Vladimir Kosovac vkosovac at
Fri Dec 2 21:09:09 UTC 2005

This is getting complete re-write, to include exactly features you are


On 12/3/05, Steve Wardell <swardell at> wrote:
> I'm running FC5T1 and when I run system-config-packages, I get an error:
> Installation Tree Not Found: The path /media/cdrom does not look like a
> valid installation source.
> I'm wondering why the full CD media should be needed to load the add /
> remove packages listing. I'd expect that the system would have a list of
> packages / product areas stored with the installation. Then once I
> wanted to add a package, it then would ask if I wanted to get it from
> CD/DVD, yum, etc. I didn't see a bug currently on this and wanted to
> hear thoughts on this prior to posting a bug.
> Thanks,
> Steve
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