Bugzilla – Bug 1146085
tumbleweed does not understand /history URL as installation source
Last modified: 2020-09-21 13:40:52 UTC
If a system is installed from http://download.opensuse.org/history/ instead of http://download.opensuse.org/tumbleweed/, tumbleweed-cli is unable to maintain repositories.
Apparently it expects to be installed from the ever-changing tree, instead of the fixed snapshot that does not change (until it disappears).
After install baseurl= will be identical to the install= URL, which is something like http://download.opensuse.org/history/20190810/tumbleweed/repo/oss
There is no '$snapshotVersion' in the URL.
Is this still an issue?
I am not sure what I can do to fix this bug...
Still broken, with 20200917 as install= URL.
IMHO, this is far out of what TW is supposedly doing.
The installer will take whatever URL you pass it. /history is an attempt to help people slowing down the progress and stick to a snapshot and still allow to install packages.
Installing from a specific /history provided snapshot and expecting things to 'just work out' is unrealistic.
There is an obvious difference between 'TW' and 'tumbleweed.rpm'.
The latter can easily detect what the current repo is. Someone familiar with the tool just has to fix it.