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From Hans Zeller <>
Subject Re: Removing the EPEL Repo prompt question in Installer
Date Tue, 20 Oct 2015 17:59:01 GMT

Here is what I would like the installer to do:

   - Ask no questions relating to EPEL.
   - Attempt to install the required RPMs or packages and also attempt to
   install EPEL on RedHat/CentOS first.
   - If those installs fail, then exit with a message, indicating what
   needs to be installed (on all nodes).

This won't require any extra effort in the normal case, and it will enable
a user in special situations (e.g. no internet access and no EPEL repo) to
work around the issue.



On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 10:49 AM, Amanda Moran <>

> Hi there All-
> Currently in the installer we prompt for them EPEL rpm location so that it
> can be installed by the installer. **We need the EPEL repository for Centos
> OS installs to get required packages installed for Trafodion, pdsh etc.
> I would like to propose that we remove that question. I feel that is very
> confusing. I think it would be better if the installer just stated before
> the install began (and was documented in our documentation) which packages
> are required and ask the user to install those on their system in advance.
> The user could use whatever process works for them. This would simply the
> installer since it would no longer need to download the EPEL repo (if it
> wasn't already installed or the RPM was not provided) and Trafodion install
> would no longer need internet access to install.
> The installer would continue to check that packages are installed, and it
> would attempt to install them.
> Thoughts? Any idea how other projects get their required RPM packages
> installed?
> Thanks all!
> --
> Thanks,
> Amanda Moran

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