adding new packages

Gene C. czar at
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.
> >>
> >>Albert
> >
> > 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 
individual package.

Alternatively, you can use up2date to download and install any package ... not 
just update ones already installed.

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