[FredLUG] Getting Pirut to prompt for next cd
Paul W. Frields
stickster at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 11:44:54 EDT 2007
On Tue, 2007-10-02 at 07:29 -0700, doublejoon wrote:
> I have a CentOS 5 installation. It is setup off-line with no
> I have configured YUM to use a local cd for a repository in order to
> install packages from the cd's
> Does pirut have the capability to prompt for next CD# when trying to
> satisfy dependencies for a package.
> I do not want to copy all of the packages from all 5 CD's to the hard
> I'm hoping that this is possible.
> The old redhat-config-packages/system-config-packages worked fine for
> this in RHEL 4/CentOS 4 and below
> Anyone have any ideas?
The older versions did not use yum for doing depsolving, so they could
ask for multiple CDs. AFAIK yum requires a monolithic set of metadata
for a repository, which is why most people use DVDs for installing
nowadays. The only advice I can give you is -- if you can't copy the
packages to the server because of lack of space -- either make a DVD and
use that, or if you have no DVD drive, copy the packages to a large USB
flash or hard disk, and use that. Unfortunately you're in sort of a
corner case -- a server with apparently limited space, with no DVD drive
and no Internet connection. I'll check around to see if I can find any
better answers, since there may very well be one.
Paul W. Frields, RHCE http://paul.frields.org/
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