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Re: yum install from CD



Tim wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-07-04 at 14:52 +0100, Albert Graham wrote:

>> If you have the DVD, You can do it, simply change the
>> /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-core.repo - baseurl=file:///mountpoint (or
>> ISO mount point) stuff.
>> This is really only useful after a new install to install groups
>> that you skipped during the installation.
>>
>> Once you've done an update via Internet however the above most
>> likely will not work so well because of all the dependences
>> changes.
>
> I wouldn't have thought it'd be a problem, even then.  The "core"
> side of things don't change, it's the update, extras, and testing
> repos that do.  The disc should be the same as the core repo on the
> internet.

Exactly. IMHO "core" should *default* to the install medium (as per
the initial install parameters, whether that is disk, network or
otherwise).

Think of all the unnecessary traffic generated by people pulling core
packages from mirrors, when they already had the most current version
on disc.

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