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Old 10-28-2008, 12:25 AM   #1
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How do U update your apps without a live internet connection?

I'm trying to update and Totem on my Fedora 9 distro, but my computer doesn't have an Internet connection. From another computer I can download the newest version and then copy it to my computer. But can I just install from source the or Totem download? Or would installing over an existing previous version kill the app? If I find an rpm package will the package be standalone; not needing a connection to the internet? The Totem package looks awfully small. I don't want to just plow through this and make mistakes along the way.

Thanks for your help.
Old 10-28-2008, 06:03 PM   #2
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I recently upgraded my OpenOffice to version 3.0 and I did it by downloading the .rpm file (I use Mandriva 2008 Spring) directly from the website. The update repositories hadn't been updated yet and I was curious to see what the new version was like. The reason I mention this is that even though I downloaded the file to my pc, it should be the same process for you to download it somewhere else and then copy it to your pc using a memory stick or CD. When I did the installation, it over wrote my existing 2.x version of OpenOffice and it's working great. I'm not sure if you are using a GUI installation tool in Fedora or not, I assume you are. I've seen many over the years that come and go but I've found and I know this going to sound "linux-know-it-all-ish" so I appoligize but the command line is the best way I've ever found to do this sort of thing. I would try opening up a command window and then typing "man rpm" for more info on how to install and un-install .rpm's. Don't forget to exit the man page (it took me a year to figure this out) type ":q"



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