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Old 07-08-2005, 04:30 PM   #1
jkuzenka
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Install Fedora Core 4 Extras or Updates without Internet Connection.


Hello All,

I am pretty new to Linux. I installed Fedora Core 3 and upgraded recently to Fedora Core 4 on an Old PC that doesn't have internet capabilities. I have a newer PC which has internet capabilites which gave me the ability to create the Fedora Core 3 & 4 CD's to install on the Old PC.

The old PC dual boots Windows 98 and Fedora Core 4 and so far I don't have any problems with the current setup.

I would like to be able to install the new Screen Saver rpms and XMM MP3 player from the Fedora Extras. All the documentation I have read says you need to use YUM or Update2 with an internet connection to download and install the rpm packages for the applications you want to use. Same with the Updates.

The way I was thinking is that I could download the RPM files from the Fedora Extras / Updates and burn the files to CDs from the New PC that has Internet access. Then install the new files from CD's to the Old PC. The only problem I don't know how to install new files from CD's and how to install the new rpm packages onto the system?

Please let me know if there is a way to do this with my current setup?

Thanks for your help in advance.
 
Old 07-08-2005, 04:51 PM   #2
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Its possible using the method you described, but make sure you check all the required dependencies, because if you don't you will end up burning quite a few cd's.
 
Old 07-08-2005, 08:24 PM   #3
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mhh!! I'm wondering, what's the porpouse of a box with any OS with no internet connection at home/office?
who, really/indeed, wants a box like this?
Burn cd's is becoming obsolete. Perhaps, you'd like to buy an USB flash memory, with at least 500 mb capacity. Win98 & FC4 recognize it very well. Simply copy your downloaded files in the memory, insert it in the other machine, copy the files to your user home location and type the commands you should know by these times. Unfortunatelly, there will be problems with the dependencies, principally with your kernel.
 
Old 07-08-2005, 09:26 PM   #4
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Thank you for your responses. How do you check the dependencies on an RPM file?

Sorry for this basic question but, I am new to installing RPM packages and want to make sure I am doing this correctly.

Also the Old PC is an 1997 Gateway 2000 with 2 9 gig hardrives, Pentium II Processor, and 256 Mgs of RAM. I pretty much am using this PC just for a PC to run games for my kids on Win98 and to play around with Linux.

When I feel little more comforable with Linux I may put it on my newer Dell PC that has the Cable Modem internet connection.
 
Old 07-10-2005, 04:21 AM   #5
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The best thing to do is read your rpm manual by running "man rpm" or reading the documentation at rpm.org. You can check or dependencies from the developers website and using the "rpm -qR" command on individual rpms.
 
Old 07-11-2005, 12:32 PM   #6
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I will check the RPM documenation on RPM.org and the command line rpm -qr go from there. I will let you know how it goes.

Thank you for this info.
 
Old 07-11-2005, 02:28 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by jkuzenka
I will check the RPM documenation on RPM.org and the command line rpm -qr go from there. I will let you know how it goes.

Thank you for this info.
Code:
$rpm -qpR filename.rpm
The command above works ok, I realised that the other one only works on installed packages.
 
Old 07-15-2005, 09:14 AM   #8
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Hello All,

I just wanted to let you know after reading up on more documentation on RPM I was able to download xscreensavers and xmms installed without any errors.

Luckly I didn't receive any dependency issues that people have noted cause headaches when installing packages using RPM.

Thank you all for your help.
 
  


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