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post May 31 2006, 11:33 AM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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Hi, I'm very new to Linux, and trying to figure out an efficient way to do offline installations of software with lots of dependencies. Specifically, I have a networked machine with Fedora Core 4, on which I can easily install the XFCE desktop environment by typing

# yum groupinstall "XFCE"

But my real need is to create a CD with the required files to install XFCE on a number of distributed machines, none of which have net access. I have tried downloading the XFCE binary installer, but it complains of lacking dependency vte.pc. Locating an RPM with vte was not hard, but this of course also has a number of missing dependencies, which again require their own dependencies....

Seeing as I already have everything installed and working nicely, is there some way of finding and packaging the needed RPMs nicely, so that I can do some kind of

# yum localinstall "XFCE"

*without* internet connection?

Grateful for any hints
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post May 31 2006, 11:54 AM
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Its GNU/

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I think they are probably cached somewhere in /var (Mandriva's urpmi system does that). So it's just a case of copying the RPMs from the cache directory onto a CD.


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