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btexpress 05-22-2004 05:46 PM

installing multiple packages
 
What is the easiest way to copy and install multiple packages (rpm). right now, I copy the packe to my /home directory then use rpm -ivh package, do this until all are done. Very cumbersome.

Thanks in advance.

ilikejam 05-22-2004 06:41 PM

Hi.

To install all the rpms in a folder at the same time, do:

rpm -ivh *.rpm

Dave

btexpress 05-23-2004 01:03 AM

Well, thanks for your reply, but I was not clear enough. To get those rpms in a folder, I must click and save each one separately. Is there a way to download them all at once?

ilikejam 05-23-2004 01:10 AM

Where are you copying them from? CD? FTP?

Dave

btexpress 05-23-2004 01:17 AM

Again sorry for not being clearer. FTP

ilikejam 05-23-2004 01:22 AM

Cool.

You can either use 'ftp' from the command line and download all rpms in the remote directory with:
mget *.rpm

or you could use Konqueror in KDE or Nautilus in Gnome and just drag and drop the files you want.

Dave

btexpress 05-23-2004 02:20 AM

Thanks Konqueror did the job.

BTW, if I type ftp ftp://ftp.mirror....... It says cannot find file. How can I get the ip address to enter as the ftp command option?

JJX 05-23-2004 02:31 AM

Use an ftp client, like iglooftp.
Also u can use wget <URL> !

btexpress 05-23-2004 02:37 AM

Thank you. It works.

ilikejam 05-23-2004 04:36 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by btexpress
Thanks Konqueror did the job.

BTW, if I type ftp ftp://ftp.mirror....... It says cannot find file. How can I get the ip address to enter as the ftp command option?

You don't need the "ftp://" part. That's just used by web browsers to distingish ftp from http etc.

Dave

btexpress 05-24-2004 01:30 AM

For wget you must specify ftp:// or http://


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