How to update a brand new install of fedora 5

Posted on 2006-05-04
Last Modified: 2013-12-06

I do not have internet access to use yum.   I want an easy way to add mysql to my system and I still have the fedora 5 dvd in the drive of the laptop.  

I do not want to have to know the names of the rpm files.  When I installed I just selected "server" and "Internet server" and it installed most all the packages I have selected.  Now I just want to add a few more from the CD without haveing to know what ever rpm does.  By the way there are alot of packages with "mysql" in the name.

I am trying to get this done today :)
Question by:bitmechanic

    Author Comment


    I tried pup and it said it could not get to the internet.

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    Assisted Solution

    >>without haveing to know what ever rpm does

    I don't think it's possible. Or, to be more exact, it is possible, but it would require a lot more knowledge about things other than RPM;)))

    Most likely you only need mysql and mysql-server packages, just copy those 2 RPMs and run

    rpm -ivh <pkgname>

    on them.
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    Assisted Solution

    run system-config-packages

    check mysql database under the server section.


    Author Comment

    Great command except I can not find it.  System-config xxxxx can do a lot of differnet things however it does not seem to do packages.  

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    Expert Comment

    oh sorry... looks like they replaced system-config-packages with pirut in fedora core 5...
    try pirut
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    Expert Comment

    read some more on pirut.. seems like it needs an internet connection as well.  Kind of silly in my opinion.  Anyway, you can edit your /etc/yum.repo.d/
    create a file called dvd.repo

    put in the file

    then go disable all the other .repo files (enabled=0)

    then yum should read your local DVD...
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    Accepted Solution

    You probably only need 3 files:

    rpm -ivh mysql-server-5.0.18-2.1.i386.rpm mysql-5.0.18-2.1.i386.rpm mysqlclient14-4.1.14-4.2.i386.rpm


    rpm -ivh mysql-server-5.0.18-2.1.i386.rpm mysql-5.0.18-2.1.i386.rpm mysqlclient10-3.23.58-9.2.i386.rpm

    if you want to use the older mySQL client.

    It may bring up a few dependencies, but probably not from what you've said that you've already installed, but if so, install the appropriate rpm as previously mentioned:

    rpm -ivh <package name>

    So copy the above packages into a local folder and run the above command in that folder.

    All the best



    Author Comment


    Fedora lags behind suse in this area.  

    Guess I am spoiled


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