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Old 02-21-2007, 02:14 AM   #1
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Question Can I intall softwares WIHT OUT internet connection (offline)?


Hi all,
Please tell me that could I install things without Internet Connection? I've tried many ways, and they always require a network connection.
 
Old 02-21-2007, 02:29 AM   #2
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If you have all of the packages and dependencies you need for what you are installing, and if you have your installation files on disc, then yes, you should be able to install offline.

Are you trying to install something through the add/remove software interface, through yum, or are you trying to install another way (with an RPM, etc.)?
 
Old 02-21-2007, 03:00 AM   #3
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Thanks for quick help,
Please, tell me more about "dependencies"
I've tried Add/Remove software, but i have no connection instead, >> it didn't work.
Then, yum. I double clicked on .rpm file (is it right?), sometimes i get sthings like "no active internet connection", sometimes "dependencies checking failed"
Working in Terminal with yum, dragging the .rpm file to the terminal window to get its path, then run. I also get similar errors.

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Old 02-21-2007, 05:53 AM   #4
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The package manager is configured to look in repositories (using the Internet). You can also define a CD or DVD as one of the places it looks.

"Dependencies"--this is just a fancy word for the libraries that are needed by a particular piece of SW. The package manager takes care of finding everything that is required. If you install an .rpm package manually, then you have to hunt down all the needed stuff.
 
Old 02-21-2007, 07:38 AM   #5
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And still if you want to install without dependencies, just like experimenting, you can use the rpm command with nodeps parameter.
Eg., #rpm -ivh abc.rpm --nodeps

More info: #man rpm, rpm --help.
 
Old 02-22-2007, 01:15 AM   #6
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thankx for your helpful replies, i'll get home and try.
 
  


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