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Old 04-06-2004, 07:21 AM   #1
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I have installed a SUSE 9.0. I want to load additional software from the net. When I enter under Yast-Change Installation Source-Add any valid ftp server with its path (e.g. /pub/suse/i386/9.0/) the result is the above error message with the text "Installation source cannot be built from URL ...".

What is wrong with my installation or what am I doing incorrectly?

Old 04-11-2004, 06:14 PM   #2
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I'm having the same problem. I would like to update my SuSE 9.0 to KDE 3.2 but I can't ad the FTP Server as Source for YAST2.

Does somebody have idea how to work around it?
Old 04-12-2004, 10:05 AM   #3
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well I have the same problem. I tried the src directory, the package directory ... nothing.
Old 07-22-2004, 08:39 AM   #4
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I Have also got the same problem with suse 8.

I had removed the CD drive from the machine and now want to add a ftp site as the installation location.

Please Help!!!!
Old 08-14-2005, 09:01 AM   #5
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A possible solution

Hello everybody,

If you still have the same problem unresolved, here is a solution for the "ERROR(InstSrc:E_no_instsrc_on_media)" error message.

You can try this as a possible solution:

For the server (computer) name field, type:
and for the directory name:
(both without the double quotes!)

PS: This solution was in fact taken from
[see the Alberto Garcia Baladia (2004-12-24, 6:35 pm) reply, with the small correction of houghi (2004-12-24, 6:35 pm), about eliminating leading or trailing slashes from the directory name (also, do not specify the protocol part (the "ftp://" part), because it is inferred automatically by YAST.]

PS: It worked for me, on a SuSE 9.1 machine.
I heard that for SuSE versions greater than 9.1, the problem does not exist, but I'm not sure yet.

Best regards,
Emil Prager
Old 06-08-2006, 10:45 PM   #6
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On SuSe 10.0, protocol and trailing slash rules still must be observed as described for the 9.0 stuff... However, this will not solve the error on some servers! Seems that not all mirrors support use by YaST2.

I did get the following one to work with http:


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