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Re: Updating and installing packages without an internet connection

First of all sorry for not replying sooner. I had gone to get the desktop. ^_^ Got it all, except the CPU, placed a backorder for that. :P

2008/12/22 John Brier <jbrier redhat com>
suvayu ali wrote:
Hi all,

I am getting a new desktop probably today, and is going to install F10 on
it. However my problem is I don't have an internet connection at home. So is
there a way to apply updates? I did find some suggestions in the archives.
Most said to download all the updates onto some media and use rpm -Fvh
*.rpm. Even if I overlook the size of the downloads, this won't work if I
were to install new packages. How would dependency resolution work in that
case? Is there any way I can find that out beforehand and download all the
dependency pacakges as well?

The only machines with an internet connection I have access to, are at the
university. However since all of them run Ubuntu, doing an rpm query on the
new package is not feasible. Any suggestions?

You can make a local yum repo with the installation DVD ISO or maybe even the Fedora Spins to get the newer rpms:


Thats a very simple and effective way to do it. However for me to have the updated packages or any new packages I will have to go for the spins. But all of the spins are offered as torrents, and the university blocks all torrent downloads. If only the spins were mirrored somewhere ....

John Brier


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