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RE: installing packages remotely without Yum



> -----Original Message-----
> From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:redhat-list-
> bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Yard, John
> Sent: Monday, August 02, 2010 2:37 PM
> To: 'General Red Hat Linux discussion list'
> Subject: RE: installing packages remotely without Yum
> 
> I am referring to groups of packages as referenced in anaconda or system-
> config-packages.
> 
> If you invoke system-config-pages and want to install the @ editors group , it
> asked you for the cd s , which I have no access to. The system is 400 miles
> away.
> 
> I believe that to use rpm , I would need to know correctly the names of
> hundreds of rpm s , sounds extremely error prone ,
> 
> JYard
> UCLA
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:redhat-list-
> bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Laszlo Beres
> Sent: Monday, August 02, 2010 11:49 AM
> To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> Subject: Re: installing packages remotely without Yum
> 
> On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 8:36 PM, Yard, John <jyard ais ucla edu> wrote:
> 
> > The installer did not install the package that included yum.
> > Red Hat tech support tells me it is not possible to install the
> > packages in a supported fashion.
> 
> You surely misunderstood something. As soon as your system is registered to
> Red Hat Network, you can install packages using up2date command. There is
> no yum before RHEL 5, but up2date is absolutely supported and
> recommended way of installation/update.
> 
> --
> László Béres            Unix system engineer
> http://www.google.com/profiles/beres.laszlo


It sounds like the system isn't registered with RHN.  Register it then install whatever you want.

Rob Marti



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