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Old 05-28-2004, 09:51 AM   #1
TomF
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How to find RPM's on distribution CDs


I am using Fedora Core 2, and have been frequently unable to directly find RPM's on the distribution CDs using the Add/Remove Applications service. I have to Google for the application, find the RPM on the web, find the Group for the application. At that point I can usually find the application in Add/Remove, but it often seems easier to just download the RPM from the web.

Is there a more straight-forward way to start from a dependency that I need to install and find the RPM on the Fedora disks for an application that will provide the dependency?
 
Old 05-28-2004, 12:01 PM   #2
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"Is there a more straight-forward way to start from a dependency that I need to install and find the RPM on the Fedora disks for an application that will provide the dependency?"

You can search the Fedora install CDs for the rpm package. Install CD 2 has the most rpms so search that one first. You search a CD by mounting it and then using the find command. Suppose that you were looking for gnucash. Then the find command would be:

find /mnt/cdrom -iname "*gnucash*"

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Old 05-29-2004, 12:22 PM   #3
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If you are connected to the net try running the apt-get or yum command (for apt-get see this http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/ap....html#s-update)
 
  


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