Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 447983
DVD innstall cannot update software from DVD
Last modified: 2008-05-23 02:36:57 EDT
Description of problem:
I successfully installed Fedora 9 on a new computer. I accepted the initial
software selection, and also checked to add development code. The installation
indicated that I could make a more specific selection of the packages during
installation, but that it was not necessary since it could be done later.
After the installation I attempted to add software packages, using the program
provided through the menu system. The program immediately terminated, since I
did not have a network connection to that unit.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Fedora 9.0
How reproducible: 100%
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Remove a network connection
2. Attempt to change the software installation
Actual results: Without a network connection, the user has no obvious way to
change the software installed on the unit, since the program terminates immediately.
Expected results: I have installed various other Linux distros from CD/DVD, and
older versions of Red Hat / Fedora (before version 4.0), and after the initial
installation the user is allowed to change the package selection using the
packages provided on the CD/DVD. "Synaptic" is very good at handling this,
since it allows you to insert multiple DVDs, and selectively enable or disable
which ones are usable.
Additional info: I bugged this back about Fedora Core 4.0, when there was a
change to use YUM and PIRUT. At that time there was at least instructions
provided on how to manually make a local YUM repository by copying all of the
DVD files to the hard drive. If that documentation still exists, I could not
find it at the Fedora web site.
Most of my computers are NOT connected to the Internet, and it is not practical
to do a complete reinstall to change the package selection. Since I can buy a
Fedora / SuSE / Ubuntu installation DVD for about $2, and a Debian set for about
$6, it is highly practical to update using only DVDs, and still be able to
update more than once a year. This is also the only reasonable way to update
computers which have a slow internet connection.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 435625 ***