Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora
User Name
Fedora This forum is for the discussion of the Fedora Project.


  Search this Thread
Old 05-03-2004, 01:20 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 9

Rep: Reputation: 0
FC1 Package addition from LAN server

We have completed a successful network installation of FC1 onto a PC using installation CD images located on the <lanserver> /mnt/inst directory. The new PC has has an IP address of (Hostname - Linux1) and the server has an IP address of (Hostname - Sheep).

We now want to add other programmes to PC(Linux1) using RH>Systems Tools>Add Remove Applications. However, having identified the required packages and clicking Update, we get asked for the appropriate Fedora CD. Whilst these are available, we want to direct the update to be from the cd images on I guess that there are .conf files that need modification but we are stuck.

Any help would be appreciated.

TIA Chris
Old 05-06-2004, 02:45 AM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 9

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Well I've finally manged to solve this using the command redhat-config-packages --tree=/mnt/source.

On the server I defined /mnt/inst in /etc/export to ensure that other machines on the LAN could mount the the folder. To facilitate this I set up a new folder called /mnt/source on the client machine. Then mounted the installation folder from the client machine with

mount -t nfs /mnt/source

(As a more permanent feature this should be place in in fstab.conf). The address can also be replace by the server hostname provide it has been defined in /etc/hosts on the client machine.

I have also created a link to automatically run Add/Remove Packages via LAN. So now I can use either the Lan or CDs from one mouse click.

PS - the netaddr above for Linux1 should read


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
running FTP server on a LAN for folks outside of the LAN johnMG Linux - Networking 4 12-23-2006 04:10 PM
Package updating/installing tool in FC1 vharishankar Linux - Software 7 11-29-2004 09:39 AM
How to run CVS server on FC1??? himanshuabc Linux - General 1 09-14-2004 06:13 PM
Package Management tool doesn't see installed packages (FC1) pekkerhed Fedora 5 06-04-2004 03:56 PM
How do you make the ip masquerade server/dhcp server broadcast dns to lan cmisip Linux - Networking 6 01-25-2003 10:43 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:20 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration