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Old 04-30-2006, 02:32 PM   #1
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fc5 installing packages

Hey all,

I just installed FC5. Im used to fc4 and couldnt figure out how to install packages i missed during initial install. I tried to use add/remove software to install packages but that kept trying to download them off of the net rather than using the cds. I installed kyum to see if that would work better but that wants to install them off of the net too. I also tried disconnecting from the net then trying but that doesnt work at all. I need to install the packages just off of the cds if someone can help me set that up. Thanks for your help in advance.
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Old 04-30-2006, 04:09 PM   #3
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cool thanks for the info. how do i make it work for cd installation?
What do i replace the following with?

name=Fedora DVD
Old 04-30-2006, 07:01 PM   #4
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That gives me the following error. Could someone please helpme figure out whats wrong?

Process 3864 (yum) has been started.
Please be patient, this may be a lengthy operation...

(Command being executed: yum -y info available).

*** file:///media/disk/repodata/primary.xml.gz: [Errno 4] IOError: [Errno 5] Input/output error
*** Trying other mirror.
*** Error: failure: repodata/primary.xml.gz from DVD: [Errno 256] No more mirrors to try.
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up repositories
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Process exited normally with code 1.

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Old 04-30-2006, 08:45 PM   #5
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Ive been strugling with this since last night and all day today. Everything i looked up on the net didnt work. someone please help? Very fustrated and about ready to give up here.
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my sis wrote a bit of a howto here.

It cannot read directly from the CD, but the workaround is copying the rpms onto the hardisk, then using the package manager from that.

Old 05-30-2006, 09:27 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info. Very usefull. Even though i gave up on that a while ago lol. I went back to FC4 and im gona stick to it.


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