adding new packages
czar at czarc.net
Fri Nov 7 20:58:29 UTC 2003
On Friday 07 November 2003 15:23, William Hooper wrote:
> David S. Johnson said:
> > Albert DE WINT wrote:
> >>Is there a way to install the selected packages from the ISO's,
> >>previously stored on my Mandrake partition? Or will I have to burn the
> >>disks anyway?
> >>Thanks for any assistance.
> > If you mount the first iso file, e.g. "mount -o loop,ro /mnt/cdrom
> > /path-to-iso/yarrow-i386-disc1.iso" and read through the README file, it
> > has directions for creating a directory from the ISOs for an NFS-based
> > installation. However, substitute "Fedora" where you find "RedHat"
> > referenced in the directions.
> Why not use the "--isodir" switch on redhat-config-packages? Look for the
> docs in /usr/share/docs/redhat-config-packages-<version> (sorry, I only
> have a RH9 machine here so I can't get the version number).
I was wondering why nobody suggested this.
If you do "redhat-config-packages --help", you will note that there are two
cli options "--isodir=PATH" and "--tree=PATH". Using the --isodir option to
point to the directory where you have the iso files stored is a lot easier
than trying to figure out where a package is.
Unfortunately, you cannot use this for all packages with the current version
of redhat-config-packages so you may need to resort to mounting the
Alternatively, you can use up2date to download and install any package ... not
just update ones already installed.
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