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Old 04-11-2017, 10:48 AM   #1
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Install files from a usb drive


I am trying to install a package from usb drive but am unsure of the correct command for this. The package is as follows----pal-app-12.04.0053-1.i386-fedora.rpm.
 
Old 04-11-2017, 11:02 AM   #2
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Chrisroot,

I assume that you are using Ubuntu or Mint and already have seen this thread?

https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1729232

Only Windows, Fedora and openSUSE drivers are available:
https://www.tripplite.com/poweralert
 
Old 04-11-2017, 11:08 AM   #3
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I am trying to install a package from usb drive but am unsure of the correct command for this. The package is as follows----pal-app-12.04.0053-1.i386-fedora.rpm.
Hi Chrisroot ... I gather you're on RedHat, right ? I am unfamiliar with RedHat, but most distros package management utilities have commands to install from an already downloaded package. Perhaps a help query using your package manager will reveal the appropriate option.

For example, in Arch, a command to install from repository would be:

Code:
pacman -S <name of package>
... whereas the command to install from an already downloaded package would be:

Code:
pacman -U <name of package file, including full path as needed>
Cheers,
 
Old 04-11-2017, 11:13 AM   #4
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At the moment i am using Fedora 24. I know its an offshoot of Red Hat.

Last edited by Chrisroot; 04-11-2017 at 11:15 AM.
 
Old 04-11-2017, 11:28 AM   #5
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At the moment i am using Fedora 24. I know its an offshoot of Red Hat.
.. Gotcha .. A quick Google found this at:

https://docs.fedoraproject.org/ro/Fe.../ch02s03.html:

Code:
Using this table as a guide, you can explore the options to the rpm command. 
To install or upgrade a package, use the -U command-line option:

rpm -U filename.rpm

For example, to install the mlocate RPM used as an example in this chapter, run 
the following command:

rpm -U mlocate-0.22.2-2.i686.rpm
 
Old 04-11-2017, 11:32 AM   #6
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for a USB Drive it maybe best to mount it or open up a file manager to get the path to it first then issue the commanded needed to install it.

Code:
pacman -S /path/to/<name of package>
 
Old 04-11-2017, 11:38 AM   #7
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pal-app-12.04.0053-1.i386 : is an "/etc/init.d file" + may be an executable.
Suggest : Unpack the package to inspect the content. May trash your OS.
Installing a downloaded package :
cd Downloads/
# dnf install ./pal-app-12.04.0053-1.i386-fedora.rpm


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Fedora 24. I know its an offshoot of Red Hat
Redhat Enterprise OS, RHEL is based on the Redhat development versions = Fedora.
E.g. RHEL 7 is based on Fedora´s 18, 19, 20 AFAIK.
 
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for a USB Drive it maybe best to mount it or open up a file manager to get the path to it first then issue the commanded needed to install it. ...
Chrisroot .... I was assuming that you have the USB drive mounted, but BW-userx's comment above is obviously appropriate.
 
Old 04-11-2017, 07:10 PM   #9
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I am trying to install a package from usb drive but am unsure of the correct command for this. The package is as follows----pal-app-12.04.0053-1.i386-fedora.rpm.
Code:
sudo rpm -ivh <mountpoint_for_usb>/-pal-app-12.04.0053-1.i386-fedora.rpm
If there are unsatisfied dependencies, the easiest way to deal with the situation might be to use dnf to install yum
Code:
sudo dnf install yum
and then use yum to install your rpm file along with its dependencies
Code:
sudo yum localinstall <mountpoint_for_usb>/pal-app-12.04.0053-1.i386-fedora.rpm
 
Old 04-11-2017, 11:31 PM   #10
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I recommend you use dnf to install your downloaded rpm. I also recommend you copy the rpm to your hard drive first, then from the directory holding the rpm simply

Quote:
dnf install <rpmname>
Installing this way will ensure any dependencies are resolved (or at least identified), and will let the dnf database and history know the package is installed.

Before Fedora 22/23, the package manager for Fedora was yum, replaced recently with dnf.

[EDIT]Oops! I just read rock doctor's post and see the same advice [/EDIT]

Last edited by Doug G; 04-11-2017 at 11:32 PM.
 
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... Before Fedora 22/23, the package manager for Fedora was yum, replaced recently with dnf.

[EDIT]Oops! I just read rock doctor's post and see the same advice [/EDIT]
Not so recent. I don't use dnf much, so I hadn't realized it will (and apparently has for some time) let you do a local install
 
Old 04-12-2017, 02:30 PM   #12
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I am trying to install a package from usb drive
it doesn't matter where you install the package from.
advice: open the usb folder in your file manager, right click an empty area and look for an option like "open this folder in a terminal" - then issue one of the commands suggested above.
 
Old 04-12-2017, 02:39 PM   #13
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it doesn't matter where you install the package from.
advice: open the usb folder in your file manager, right click an empty area and look for an option like "open this folder in a terminal" - then issue one of the commands suggested above.
that is so the easy way... come on admit.
 
  


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