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Re: FC-2 Add/Remove Applications rant ...



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> Message: 4
> Date: Mon, 31 May 2004 09:23:37 -0500
> From: Charles Howse <chowse charter net>
> Subject: Re: FC-2 Add/Remove Applications rant ...
> To: fedora-list redhat com
> Message-ID: <200405310923 41941 chowse charter net>
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> On Sunday 30 May 2004 04:27 pm, William Hooper wrote:
> > Shaun T. Erickson said:
> > > <rant>
> > > Why is it that it insists on only looking for the rpms on the
> > > installation CDs? Why can't I tell it to brose to the 
> local directory,
> > > where I have all of them stored?
> >
> > less /usr/share/doc/system-config-packages-1.2.12/README
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> > "You can instead use a Red Hat Linux installation tree with 
> the option
> > '-tree=/path/to/tree' or use a directory with Red Hat Linux 
> ISO images
> > with the option '--isodir=/path/to/dir'."
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> This is excellent information, however, I tried it and get 
> the following 
> error:
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> [charles moe charles]$ l /home
> total 24
> drwx------  35 charles charles  4096 May 31 08:39 charles
> drwxrwxr-x   2 root    root     4096 May 31 08:35 fc2_iso
> drwx------   2 root    root    16384 May 20 04:20 lost+found
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> [charles moe charles]$ l /home/fc2_iso
> total 2247632
> - -rw-rw-r--  1 root root 681377792 May 31 08:48 fc2.disc1.iso
> - -rw-rw-r--  1 root root 665755648 May 31 08:58 fc2.disc2.iso
> - -rw-rw-r--  1 root root 668950528 May 31 09:03 fc2.disc3.iso
> - -rw-rw-r--  1 root root 203706368 May 31 09:07 fc2.disc4.iso
> - -rw-rw-r--  1 root root  79511552 May 31 09:09 fc2.rescue.iso
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. . . . Python traceback removed

> Same thing happens when I do it from a root shell.
> Any ideas?
> 
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> Charles Howse
> Jackson, TN
> Registered Linux User # 347576 (http://counter.li.org)
> GnuPG ID - 1F5130A8

It looks like you're trying to read a directory full of ISO CD-ROM
images instead of a directory of RPM packages.  Either mount these
images via a loopback device, so you can see the actual contents of the
ISO's, or burn them to CD and copy the resulting RPM's back to disk.

Erik



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