This is where Debian shines. I have RH7.1 installed at home and both CDs
(thank you Ski!), but it's difficult to know on which CD a given RPM is.
In the end I simply redirected the output of ls into two files and do a
grep of that to find the RPM.
With Debian I just do an "apt-get install <package>" and it works. On
the other hand, RH and Mandrake are more up to date and I haven't had
the inclination to figure out how to update Debian to "unstable".
Mandrake and RH have gone some way to solving this, Mandrake has "urpm",
RH have their network update app. But at least in the case of Mandrake,
urpmi works nicely enough on local media, but not when you're trying to
add ftp mirrors.
Ruairi Newman wrote:
>> Yep. Indeed they do, _but_ the second CD isn't Install CD2 which you only
> get with the commercial version, it's an extras CD, the RPMs on which you
> need to install seperately to the main installation.
>> It could be just me, but I find this a pain in the ass. When I get a new
> distro I like to do a "complete" install, have a look around, and then
> afterwards nuke it and install just what I need. Which is a problem when
> utils like telnet and libraries like libpcap (for tcpdump, ntop et al)
> aren't on the install CD, and I only find out when I'm at work in dire need
> of telnet, tcpdump or whatever and don't have the CDs with me.
>> Also, there's no bloody option for complete install on Mandrake 8, IIRC,
> just package categories.
>> Oh well.
>> ----- Original Message -----
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!