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Old 09-19-2008, 04:27 PM   #1
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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
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
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

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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: (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:
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
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Install package without internet connection

Originally Posted by w3bd3vil View Post
Have a look at this url
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:

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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