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Old 01-28-2007, 02:25 AM   #1
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Question Add/remove software


I just installed fc6 and when i want to add or remove component, it doesn;t use the installer CD but direct download from internet ? can it still use cd to install ?

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Old 01-28-2007, 03:32 AM   #2
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mount cd.
cd into directory that holds the rpm you want to install.
rpm -i file.rpm to install it.
 
Old 01-29-2007, 12:07 AM   #3
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mount cd.
cd into directory that holds the rpm you want to install.
rpm -i file.rpm to install it.
fc6 doesnt have the function to use installer cd?
 
Old 01-29-2007, 01:02 AM   #4
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fc6 doesnt have the function to use installer cd?
If it's a data cd, then you should be able to mount it and view it's contents. If you installed from it, there's packages on it. Did you even try? From your response, sounds as if you're just assuming..
 
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If it's a data cd, then you should be able to mount it and view it's contents. If you installed from it, there's packages on it. Did you even try? From your response, sounds as if you're just assuming..
I did find everywhere in the gnome menu but where is the package ? Maybe i didn't install that package ?

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Old 01-29-2007, 09:43 AM   #6
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I just installed fc6 and when i want to add or remove component, it doesn;t use the installer CD but direct download from internet ? can it still use cd to install ?

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It should install packages from the CD where it can, and only look online for packages that aren't on the CD. Are you sure the packages you're trying to install are on the disk?
 
Old 01-29-2007, 10:02 AM   #7
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As far as I know there is an "Add/Remove programs" under one of the System menus, depending on whether you use Gnome or KDE. Both should have one. At least on KDE you should be able to launch it from terminal, too, by issuing
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pirut
as root. That tool should install software that is on the Fedora Core cds, I'm not aware if it also fetches packages from the internet too. Hopefully it does. Anyway, even if you have configured your cds as a reposity (I think they are by default), the program probably wants to download your asked software from the internet reposities because of a simple reason: it always tries to install the newest software available. And probably many of the packages on the Fedora cds have already been updated in the internet reposities after Fedora was released, so the packages on your install discs may be "old". So I just assume the tool finds newer software on the net than on your install discs. You can nevertheless install software (that you don't already have) from the install discs by opening one of the discs with your file browser (be it Nautilus or Konqueror) and double-clicking the appropriate package name. Upgrading probably doesn't work from the discs if you already have the package, since if you installed from those discs, the package version is the same or older on the discs; you can downgrade using a package on the install discs, but probably need to use console to add the force switch to rpm command.

I may be wrong with the things I said above but I guess if Fedora is like other distributions are (when talking about package management), then it's package managing tool(s) should be able to look from both install discs and the internet. If and when newer packages are on the net, they are used primarily.
 
  


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