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Old 10-05-2007, 06:54 AM   #1
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CentOS 5 Update


I recently installed CentOS 5 from DVD. It is working very fine. Now I want to add other software from "Add/Remove Programs", it says some thing like "no internet connection available" I don't have Internet connection on this PC nor it is connected to network. I want to update the software from the DVD I have with me. Can any one help?


Old 10-05-2007, 09:12 PM   #2
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The 'Add/Remove' automatically will look for software from a "yum repository". By default the repositories will exist on the internet.
I do not think it supports installing software directly from the DVD without some settings change.

Search online for how to make a local yum repository from the DVD.
Then configure CentOS to use that repository instead of the internet.
This will most likely involve copying the *entire* DVD to your harddrive.
Old 10-06-2007, 04:25 AM   #3
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Hello Guys,

I found one solutions to this. Don't know how correct it is but worked for me.

I installed CentOS 5 (Minimal Installation) and wanted to add few more software using "Add/Remove Program" feature and faced same problem as I don't have internet connection on that PC. I wanted to do it from DVD. Below are the things that worked for me.

1. First of all I made backup of files CentOS-Base.repo and CentOS-Media.repo in the directory /etc/yum.repos.d
2. Renamed file CentOS-Base.repo to
3. Edited file CentOS-Media.repo, replaced 'enable=0' to "enable =1". File looks like this after editing

name=CentOS-$releasever - Media

4. Now from Add/Remove Programs all works fine. It dose not search the internet takes all files from DVD (mounted in /media/cdrom)

I hope this works for all you guys who don't have internet on the PC.



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Old 03-26-2009, 04:52 AM   #4
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Cent OS 5.2 package management missing

I have installed CentOS 5.2 and tried to click on the

application => add/remove software

I get some error saying Unable to retrieve software information.

Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository

What I did wat disable the repository manager and unchecked c5-media.
This is the only one I can see at the repository manager screen.

Then I restarted application => add/remove software

The screen came out.

But I am expecting a similar screen as CentOS 3 or 4
which display the package management by group of Desktop, Application, Servers, Development, System.

From here I could know what I have installed and what I have not.

Anything wrong with my CentOS 5.2 ?

Kindly see attached for what I am talking about.
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Last edited by sfoo; 03-26-2009 at 07:14 AM. Reason: Upload file for better understanding


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