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Re: installing packages remotely without Yum



On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 9:36 PM, Yard, John <jyard ais ucla edu> wrote:

> I am referring to groups of packages as referenced
> in anaconda or system-config-packages.

up2date has package group support: you can list them using
--show-groups option and install this way:

up2date -i "@GNOME"

> 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.

That's because your system is not registered yet. Do it!

> I believe that to use rpm , I would need to know correctly
> the names of hundreds of rpm s , sounds extremely
> error prone ,

Not necessarily, up2date has --showall option, too, which displays all
available packages.

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László Béres            Unix system engineer
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