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Old 11-23-2006, 06:51 PM   #1
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installing addtional packages in fc6, with no network or net connection

I installed fc6, i686, choosing to install it as a workstation. It installed fine, i got no errors or anything.
Now i want to install the rest of the packages. when i try to run the "add/remove software", a popup appears telling me to put the root password in, which i do. THen the add/remove program runs, and says that it is checking for network connections. Then i get an error, saying that no network connection is found, and the program exits. I dont have a network connection, im not connected to the internet, but i do have the cd's for fc6 and i want to just install off them. How do i do it without having to set up a network or internet connection? cuz i dont want to do that at the moment.

Old 11-23-2006, 08:37 PM   #2
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You could use the rpm command directly to install the package you want.
rpm -Uhv <full/path/to/rpm/package/filename>

You might also try commenting out lines in /etc/yum.conf that point to files in /etc/yum.repos.d/ that reference repo urls.
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You might also try commenting out lines in /etc/yum.conf that point to files in /etc/yum.repos.d/ that reference repo urls.
Thanks. I changed the "enabled=1" to "enabled=0", now the add/remove software program runs. However, i can only add/remove the packages taht are already installed. I want to add the other packages from the install cds. I would just use the rpm -Uhv <full/path/to/rpm/package/filename> thing, but theres 2.5 cd's worth of rpms... last check, i want to install a total of more than 500 hundered, and im thinking that typing in each ones name and full path is not gonna be that enjoyable. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Hope this helps.
Old 11-24-2006, 07:19 PM   #5
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I am in a similiar jam too, I posted a similiar thread on here. The reply was nothing on add/remove but I bet you can reboot off of the cds or dvd and do an upgrade install to just the additional packages you want. I really really suggest they work on getting add/remove working without a network connection as well as with. For those of us with dialup or no connection.
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Creating local repo from fc6 dvd

If you have the dvd version of fc6 and enough hard disk space try the following:

Install createrepo...rpm from the dvd's RPMS directory by clicking on the file from within gnome or using rpm -ivh (it shouldn't require further dependencies with a default gnome install)
Copy RPMS directory and its contents from dvd to suitable location, say /opt
Copy comps.xml from repodata directory on dvd to /opt/RPMS
$su -
#createrepo -g /opt/RPMS/comps.xml /opt/RPMS
Create the file /etc/yum.repos.d/opt.repo containing:


Change "enabled=1" to "enabled=0" in all other .repo files in /etc/yum.repos.d
#yum clean all
Add/Remove Software can now be used to install groups or individual packages.

Last edited by andrew7a2; 01-21-2007 at 06:23 AM. Reason: Simplified procedure


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