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Old 07-26-2006, 02:51 AM   #1
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Exclamation add/remove packages from Fedora 5

i have installed FC5 64 on my PC but when i click on Add/Remove applications icon from the menu the program stops with an error message. this happens even i have my FC5 DVD in the drive

i heard the problem wont exist if there is internet connection "which i dont have for my PC"

can anybody suggest a solution to update packages via the DVD?

thanks in advance
Old 07-26-2006, 05:37 AM   #2
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I suggest that you search in the Fedora Forum for a solution since this issue has been covered several times. One such thread is .
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Old 07-27-2006, 01:32 AM   #4
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This page is really helpful on this issue

thanks everyone for the info

Hey guys,
I tried editing the yum configuration few times and installer didn't work as expected.
but finally i got it correct! now i thought of sharing this with u
Its pretty easy
i had my DVD with 64-bit Fedora core5
1.insert the DVD to Drive
2. cd /etc/yum/yum.repo.d/
3.change all the enable=1 to 0's in those config files (except for the [core] section of the fedora-core.repo file)
4. comment the internet urls(baseurl=http://...something) by adding # to the begining of each line of the [core] section
5. add the new line"baseurl=file:///media/disk" (here my DVD is mounted to /media/disk )
to the core section
6. now u can add/remove packages )

Last edited by netscaper; 07-31-2006 at 08:00 AM.
Old 03-09-2007, 02:24 AM   #5
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Thanks netscaper!

Its wonderful now i dont need to direct online to add / remove programs! thanks for your sharing!


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