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Old 08-23-2006, 06:40 AM   #1
vineethshyam
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Problem in adding or removing new Software


Hi I installed linux fedora FC5 on my machine.But after installation if i try to add new software its giving a message that "unable to retrieve software information".
I am using a amd64 bit processor 512 mb ram Via motherboard with onboardlan.The fc5 I installed is a 32 bit OS only
 
Old 08-23-2006, 07:11 AM   #2
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Can you post the process that you tried to install the software?

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Old 08-23-2006, 07:15 AM   #3
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Maybe your SHA checksums are corrupt? Did you check this before you install?
It's particularly useful to set up a local [core] repository in Fedora Core 5 because pirut, the standard GUI package manager application, is built on yum and will hence take files from your local repository instead of having to go to the Internet to get them - pirut currently doesn't support installation from CD/DVD natively.
 
Old 08-30-2006, 11:15 PM   #4
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Problem in adding removing software

Pirut is linked to yum and connects thru the repos (/etc/yum.repos.d/----.repo)
If you uncomment the baseurl line in the repos then pirut/pup will start working

if you only want to install from CD/DVD disable all repos and create a repo for your CD/DVD
 
Old 09-19-2006, 02:33 AM   #5
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Pirut is linked to yum and connects thru the repos (/etc/yum.repos.d/----.repo)
If you uncomment the baseurl line in the repos then pirut/pup will start working

if you only want to install from CD/DVD disable all repos and create a repo for your CD/DVD
How van create a repo for my cd/dvd.Acutally in fc4 a add/remove gui will be opened.In fc5 that is not getting opened
 
Old 09-19-2006, 02:50 AM   #6
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for gui you can use yumex, it will add/remove as well as update
yum -y install yumex

To use installation DVD as repo for YUM

As root, create a .repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d, example - installcd.repo and add following lines modifying paths as necessary

[installcd]
name=Fedora Core 5 Installation DVD
baseurl=file:///media/disk
enabled=1
gpgkey=file:///media/disk/RPM-GPG-KEY
gpgcheck=1

## baseurl : give the path where the repodata folder exists
## gpgkey : give path of folder where RPM-GPG-KEY exists

save this file and run yum as root
* dvd should have a repodata folder for this to work, the installation dvd has the folder, but any dvd/cd with rpm packages without repodata folder can not be used as a repository for yum/yumex
* In addition to above you may like to check out the following link
http://www.city-fan.org/tips/YumRepoFromImages

Last edited by sn68; 09-19-2006 at 03:02 AM.
 
  


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