Announcing Opyum 0.0.2.

Debarshi 'Rishi' Ray debarshi.ray at
Sun Aug 19 14:04:46 UTC 2007

I hereby announce the first stable release of Opyum, the Fedora
Offline Package Manager, version 0.0.2.

Opyum (pronounced 'opium') provides a set of tools to enable users,
who do not have a good network (eg., Internet) connection at their
ready disposal, to easily install new packages or update existing ones
through the conventional package management system available in

If you are interested then you can read more about it at

Tar ball:
MD5SUM: 299873e5d0b4d762a261edb6b9bc62e6
SHA1SUM: ac50ec4a048a4db55c4bbf2d4a2419ff492f70ad

Pre-requisites: pirut-1.3.11

Documentation page:

Release notes are in NEWS in the release tarball.

Instructions on using Opyum are in the README in the release tarball.

Installation instructions:
1. $ tar -xzvf opyum-0.0.2.tar.gz
2. $ cd opyum-0.0.2
3. $ ./configure --prefix=/usr
   (Other prefixes are not expected to work. Please bear with it for
the moment.)
4. $ make
5. # make install

Execution instructions:
1. $ LANG=en_US.UTF-8 opyum
   (There is a bug involving Python and Pirut, which may cause the
program to crash on localized desktops. See

Bug-reports and comments are to be sent to rishi at

Happy hacking,
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