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Old 07-28-2005, 10:53 AM   #1
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Update directly from a CD with Yum?


I maintain four Linux boxes in rural Central Florida, one box runs FC4 the other three FC3. Internet access is 56K. The phone company Sprint gives no hope for DSL. To save time I download the updates burn them to CD and then install from the CD to the boxes (openoffice.org-core alone took 19 hours to download). Can yum be configured to use the CD as a repository? Yum fails with updates lasting more than five hours because of the isp 5 hour connect time limitation. Downloading from the Internet with yum for each machine triples the time.
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Manny
 
Old 07-28-2005, 11:02 AM   #2
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Try mounting your cd device, cd to /media/cdrom and run:
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yum localinstall package_name1 package_name2 package_name3
and so on. Maybe this would help too (though I haven't tried this one):
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yum localinstall *.*
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Old 07-28-2005, 03:27 PM   #3
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odiseo77,
Muchas gracias for your help. It does not do exactly what I need. However, I found an excellent article by David Murphy at Linux.com "How to run your own yum repository" detailing what is needed. If you are interested it is at: http://servers.linux.com/servers/04/...&tid=23&tid=42
Buena suerte,
Manny
 
Old 07-28-2005, 05:09 PM   #4
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OK, Thanks for the article.
 
  


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