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Old 04-07-2009, 04:17 AM   #1
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How to Install Missing Packages Fedora 9


Hi...
I have installed Fedora 9. The Total number of packages in DVD are 1733 while I installed 1692. Somehow I missed some packages. but now I dont know which ones I missed.
Is there any way where in I can just insert DVD and using some utility I can install missing packages?
Because I dont want to go for full reinstallation...
 
Old 04-07-2009, 05:18 AM   #2
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rpm -qa will give you a list of all installed packages. You can try and workout to see which ones are missing.

Any particular reason to install each and every package? You don't need to install any packages unless you need the program. Also, some package might conflict with others so it's quite possible that you cannot install each and every of them.
 
Old 04-07-2009, 05:25 AM   #3
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Hi...
I have installed Fedora 9. The Total number of packages in DVD are 1733 while I installed 1692. Somehow I missed some packages. but now I dont know which ones I missed.
Is there any way where in I can just insert DVD and using some utility I can install missing packages?
Because I dont want to go for full reinstallation...
Do you need those packages ?
Every distro has a package manager and is shows the installed packages.
So you can determine which packages are not installed.
 
Old 04-07-2009, 07:17 AM   #4
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Fedora has yum package manager. You can use it to install the packages. You can configure yum to use your optical media in the repositories and install packages from dvd as well rather than just from the internet.
But one thing to ask is, is it really needed to install remaining packages or you are just wanting to install them just because you do not have them?
 
Old 04-07-2009, 08:16 AM   #5
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Thank u all for replies...
Well, all of u asked why do I want to install all packages?
Answer is - As I'm new to Fedora 9 (and linux) I didn't want to miss out anything.
Second thing , I'm facing some problems like , I'm not able to login into other than 'root'....
Even after full installation , audio/video was not working....I had to ADDITIONALLY install some more packages for mp3,avi dvd formats...

And yes ,, in Add/Remove Software , I get error of Repository...how do I configure my DVD as repository rather than Internet....because I'm yet to reach to a level to start Internet in my fedora 9...
 
Old 04-07-2009, 10:24 AM   #6
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Packages you do not need : x11 drivers for all kinds
of 'Graphics Cards' , etc. ..... random examples
Quote:
./xorg-x11-drv-s3virge-1.10.0-1.fc9.i386.rpm
./xorg-x11-drv-savage-2.2.0-1.fc9.i386.rpm
./xorg-x11-drv-siliconmotion-1.6.0-1.fc9.i386.rpm
./xorg-x11-drv-sisusb-0.9.0-1.fc9.i386.rpm
./xorg-x11-drv-sis-0.10.0-1.fc9.i386.rpm
./xorg-x11-drv-spaceorb-1.1.0-6.fc9.i386.rpm
./xorg-x11-drv-summa-1.2.0-1.fc9.i386.rpm
./xorg-x11-drv-tdfx-1.4.0-1.fc9.i386.rpm
./xorg-x11-drv-tek4957-1.2.0-1.fc9.i386.rpm
./xorg-x11-drv-trident-1.3.0-1.fc9.i386.rpm
./xorg-x11-drv-ur98-1.1.0-5.fc9.i386.rpm

Last edited by knudfl; 04-07-2009 at 10:27 AM.
 
Old 04-07-2009, 11:24 AM   #7
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To use the DVD as the only repository

- Insert your Fedora 9 DVD, It should be automatically mounted on /media/Fedora 9 i386 DVD/ or suchlike
- Create a new repository called "fedora-dvd.repo" in the /etc/yum.repos.d/ subdirectory which contains
the following lines:

[fedora-dvd]
name=Fedora 9 DVD
baseurl=file:///media/Fedora%209%20i386%20DVD/
enabled=1

- Disable the fedora and fedora-updates.repos, by editing the two files and changing enabled=1 to enabled=0.

- Check changes by running the command "yum repolist". fedora-dvd should be enabled.

Next clear out your package database by invoking "yum clean all"
 
Old 04-08-2009, 01:49 AM   #8
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Thnx fpmurphy..
I'll try it n get back...
 
  


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