View Full Version : Workaround for installing FC2 packages post-install
10th June 2004, 07:17 AM
Could someone suggest a way to create an "everything" install by doing a fairly minimal install by the installer then adding the remaining packages post-install?
I was thinking of using yum, but how do I configure it to pull in the FC2 packages I did not opt to install originally?
(this is a less long-winded re-post of a request I made a couple of days ago that received zero replies. hoping a concise question might elicit some ideas.)
11th June 2004, 12:50 AM
Why not use system-config-packages to add the additional packages?
11th June 2004, 12:58 AM
What do you mean you need an everything install ? Everything there is on cd ? Everything the repositories offer? Why do you need it? There will be thousands of apps e.g. for PCMCIA, Palms, MobilePhones, Laptops, Kernel Development and drivers for software you never heard about.
If you really want it, try what gencl said, or try to type
yum install *
've never tried it, but I think it will take a few hours to load and install.
11th June 2004, 05:32 AM
So, if I do a yum install * and have my yum.conf pointed at the correct FC2 sites, will I get every package from the FC2 distro (i.e., even the ones I didn't initially install)?
genci: I'm not familiar with system-config-packages. Can you elaborate?
ilja: What I mean by "everything" is that I want all of the packages that I'd get if I selected the option for "everything" under a custom install. I have tried about a dozen times to install in this manner, each time meeting with an install failure .
As for why I want everything, that's more of a personal preference issue that I won't get into. Suffice it to say that about half of the things you mentioned in your post (laptop, pcmcia, kernel devel, etc.) I want, need, and use.
thanks for the feedback! :)
11th June 2004, 05:53 AM
The system-config-packages is the app, that installs the packages during installation. Try to type it in the xconsole as root and you will see it.
11th June 2004, 10:31 AM
Thanks. I did a fairly minimal install, which allowed me to get around the install failures that I was running into with the "everything" install. I then used system-config-packages and got the rest of what I needed installed.
Many thanks for the feedback on this thread!
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