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Old 05-22-2004, 05:46 PM   #1
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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.
 
Old 05-22-2004, 06:41 PM   #2
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Hi.

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

rpm -ivh *.rpm

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Old 05-23-2004, 01:03 AM   #3
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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?
 
Old 05-23-2004, 01:10 AM   #4
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Where are you copying them from? CD? FTP?

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Old 05-23-2004, 01:17 AM   #5
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Again sorry for not being clearer. FTP
 
Old 05-23-2004, 01:22 AM   #6
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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.

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Old 05-23-2004, 02:20 AM   #7
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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?
 
Old 05-23-2004, 02:31 AM   #8
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Use an ftp client, like iglooftp.
Also u can use wget <URL> !
 
Old 05-23-2004, 02:37 AM   #9
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Thank you. It works.
 
Old 05-23-2004, 04:36 AM   #10
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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.

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Old 05-24-2004, 01:30 AM   #11
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For wget you must specify ftp:// or http://
 
  


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