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Re: FC5: software install problems

Stephen Mirowski wrote:
I am trying to install more programs from my FC5 discs, but the install programs
keep grabbing files from ftp mirrors instead of my CDs.

First I tried: "Add/Remove Software"
- picked OpenOffice and some other stuff, so it started download hundreds
of MBs of files I already had on disc.

Then I tried: "Nautilus"
- Selected a whole bunch of OpenOffice files, right-clicked to install.
Well it found all the dependencies on the net, and started to download
them, even though they are on the distro CDs.

Is there a way to use the GUI installers to install programs from the CDs
only (like the way it used to work)  only download files if newer version
are avail (Like Mandriva's RPM tool)?  Or is there another installer?


Unfortunately the package installer uses yum repos that are defaulted to the network. This of course goes out the network instead of checking for local install media first.

First, file an FC5 bug against pirut regarding network install tried before local media is searched first.

To temporarily get around the issue, you could make a local repo file called local.repo with the below entries in it. Place this file in /etc/yum.repos.d directory. Disable the fedora-extras.repo and the fedora-core.repo versions by changing enabled=1 to enabled=0 in both repo files. When you finish with the local installation, set the core and extras to enabled=1 and set the local.repo entry within the file to enabled=0.

My thought for a good interface would be for pirut to browse in media looking for install media. If it finds local media under the /media directory, it uses it by default. If no Install media found, it works as yum would do and looks on the Internet for the packages within the repos that you have setup.

name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY

Lots of folks are forced to skimp to support a government that won't.

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