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Old 09-19-2008, 04:27 PM   #1
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Exclamation Repomd.xml


Hello, I'm new with Fedora. I use Fedora 9 Sulphur (x86_x64). I want to install new packages from my dvd, the same dvd I used to install Fedora 9.

I put the dvd on my dvd player and Fedora mounts it.

But I have a problem, when I click on a package from de window installer, the installer shows me a window with this message:

Error: Cannot retrieve repository metadata (repomd.xml) for repository: updates. Please verify its path and try again

I try to do the same using yum via console, but I have the same problem.

I don't understand. Fedora mounts the dvd, but I suppose the installer doesn't have associated from where it have to install packages.

So, I install rpm packages via console going into .../Packages, but I want to use yum or the installer.

Can someone help me?
 
Old 09-20-2008, 08:39 PM   #2
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Have a look at this url
/http://www.labtestproject.com/using_linux/install_software_from_fedora_installation_dvd
 
Old 09-20-2008, 11:07 PM   #3
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and why do you need to install the old not updated software on the dvd ,and not the new updates in the fedora/livna repos

there is a file in
/etc/yum.repos.d
called Fedora-Install-Media.repo
open it and change enable = 0 to enable = 1
or better yet do this ( less headaches latter)
---
yum --enablerepo = Fedora-Install-Media install TheProgramName
---

Last edited by John VV; 09-20-2008 at 11:12 PM.
 
Old 09-22-2008, 09:42 AM   #4
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Exclamation repomd.xml

Hello people, thank you for your answers.

John VV, I need to install from the dvd because I'm new on Linux and I want to learn how to do it and because I don't have Internet at home yet.


w3bd3vil, I did it and it shows me packages to install!

I didn't install games, so I wanted to try to install them. But when I selected games/gnome-games-1:2.22.1.1-4.fc9 (x86_64) and clicked on the Install button it shows me a new window with this message:

No network connection available
Cannot install when offline

I don't understand, I told it to install from dvd (with the *.repo file), so, what's wrong?
 
Old 09-22-2008, 11:10 AM   #5
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The error message means it can't connect to the on-line repository to refresh. Even though you may be installing a package from the DVD you may need to be on-line for it to find dependencies. It will also be checking for updates to the package.

You need to get on-line, the open a root terminal and type in:
Code:
zypper refresh
You may get asked to accept signature keys. When it finishes you should be OK. The error is probably because some of the keys have expired - Packman for example.
 
Old 09-23-2008, 09:21 AM   #6
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Hello people. Thank you sadiqdm for your answer. I will try it. I don't have a connection to Internet yet.

I tried to install packages via yum (command line) and I could install them!

Thank you w3bd3vil, John VV and sadiqdm to help me!
 
Old 12-23-2008, 01:24 AM   #7
tenouk
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Install package without internet connection

Quote:
Originally Posted by w3bd3vil View Post
Have a look at this url
/http://www.labtestproject.com/using_linux/install_software_from_fedora_installation_dvd
yup ...
using the Fedora installation DVD, could be useful if you dont have internet connection.
Just edit the yum repos files as show on example on:
http://labtestproject.com/using_linu...stallation_dvd

http://labtestproject.com/using_linu..._fedora_10_dvd

but if you have internet connection better use the Fedora repository.... better to get the newest package available for the system
 
  


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