w3bd3vil, I'll try that if I get desperate.
I've got a 4 DVD set, one of which is full of updates. I'd prefer to run yum against the DVD than pull them off the Internet. As I understand it, the localinstall parameter requires me to specify each .rpm manually. It also assumes I know what each package does based on the filename. Since I can't get yum to work, I don't know exactly what packages the FC5 "Desktop" config installed or what the packages are named If I can get a repository set up, I hope I can use the Add / Remove Software GUI tool or one of the other yum GUI's and let them tell me the full "human readable" application name.
Last edited by Charlie Spencer; 09-15-2006 at 02:28 PM.