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Old 01-11-2007, 11:56 AM   #1
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Can updates point to a dvd instead of FTP..?

As the title says. When you install some versions of linux, Say like i've installed Fedora 6 on VMware (For Testing) and it checks the FTP for updates and extra packages, can it be made to check a DVD instead. Cause if i decide to install this properly i will have to do all the downloading again, When i could just download the update off the FTP and burn them to DVD.

I know there maybe further updates but atleast i would have a head start, like the games as there are lots of them.

Also can any of the software downloaded from Fedora FTP's run on other linux versions... I realise that some things won't as these are probably Fedora updates only but what about the apps and games...?

Thanx for any help...
Old 01-11-2007, 12:07 PM   #2
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Updating from a DVD is possible. You just need to add your DVD as a new reposity to your yum's configuration; I believe there are ready tutorials on how this is done, so I don't interfere in that (because I'm not 100% I remember it correctly). But the key question is: how you configure DVD as a yum reposity? Ask that from Google

If you mean is it possible to download software from Fedora's reposities (ftp) and install them on non-Fedora system, yes and no. It depends. If the distribution you use is very close to Fedora you can try, but you might mess up. On a completely different kind of system, say Debian, I wouldn't try since on Fedora the packages might get installed into other places than on the other system, so in the end you could just break something; better use distribution's native packages or compile from source.
Old 01-11-2007, 12:25 PM   #3
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Thanx for the reply, i will look into this yum thing.. sorry but i dunno what yum is but i'm sure i will find it on these forums somewhere.
Old 01-11-2007, 12:35 PM   #4
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Well i found the way of doing this a couple of different ways, so for anyone else who wants to do this here's what i found.

Edit all the the repo files in /etc/yum.repos.d/ to have enabled=0, except fedora-core.repo. Comment out the existing mirrorlist line in that file and replace with ....


Make sure your DVD is inserted and mounted before you launch Yum

If you're not enthusiastic about enable=0 'ing all your repos, just 'mv -rf /etc/yum.repos.d/ /etc/yum.repos.d.bak;

mkdir /etc/yum.repos.d' and add from below to your yum.conf:

name=my local repo

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