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Old 04-05-2004, 01:04 PM   #1
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adding packages from the shell


Probably a real noob question:

Fedora is installed on my system but due to old hardware I'm not running any gui. I need to add the c compilers from the fedora disks.

Can someone please tell me how to do this from the shell? I mounted the first cd but from there I was stumped. I tried booting with the cd in the drive, thinking perhaps that during an "upgrade" I could add the packages.... but alas it was not to be.

I'm sure there's a simple way to do this, I just don't know what it is.

Thanks in advance to all.

Jonathan
 
Old 04-05-2004, 01:34 PM   #2
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Try
rpm -i <package name>


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Old 04-05-2004, 01:52 PM   #3
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thanks, I was hoping i could somehow launch the installer so I could get descriptions of the packages and select them and whatnot. I'm able to access the list of packages on the cd's now but I don't know which ones I need.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 02:38 PM   #4
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What happens if you mount the cd to /mnt/cdrom and then give it `find /mnt/cdrom -name gcc* -print`?

If that comes up with a list of rpms, I would imagine you would find all of the compiler stuff in the same directory as the files shown in the list.
 
Old 04-06-2004, 03:47 PM   #5
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Okay this worked like a charm. Found and installed, thanks!

I did a lot of unecessary leg work on this i guess, but I suppose that that's what being a newbie is all about. Thanks again folks.
 
  


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