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Re: Installing software on standalone server

Unfortunately I couldn't get any of the options provided working.
createrepo doesn't seem to be on the distro disks so I can't even make a
local repo on the machine.

And also due to the fact that hardware support for my compaq servers has
been removed from FC9 I have decided to go back to windowz, much to my

Thanks for the help anyway.



-----Original Message-----
From: "Mikkel L. Ellertson" <mikkel infinity-ltd com>
To: "Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora."
<fedora-list redhat com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 16:03:51 -0500
Subject: Re: Installing software on standalone server

> Fred Zinsli wrote:
> > I have an FC4 server that is stand alone (lab environement)
> > 
> > How can I configure yum to look at the CDROM drive when I want to 
> > install new applications?
> > 
> > All I am seeking to do is to install other packages that are on the 
> > install CDs and I require their respective dependencies to be
> installed 
> > as well.
> > 
> > There is no means for me to be able to connect the server to the 
> > internet to achieve this.
> > 
> > Yes I know FC4 support is dead,  but I can't install FC9 on this
> server 
> > as it seems the hardware support for this sertver has been removed.
> > 
> > Regards
> > 
> > Fred
> > 
> Are the dependencies going to be on the CD? If so, then you will
> have to use something like mkrepo (sp) to include repo data on the
> CD, and have something like this in your repo list:
> [CD]
> name=Fedora-CD $releasever - $basearch
> failovermethod=priority
> baseurl=file:///mnt/cdrom
> enabled=1
> If the dependencies are somewhere else, you can use
> "yum localinstall <package>
> Mikkel
> -- 
>   Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons,
> for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!

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