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Redhat 8 the hard way... adding GNOME afterwards

----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthew J. Brodeur" <mbrodeur at>
To: "BLU Discuss List" <discuss at>
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2003 2:57 PM
Subject: Re: Redhat 8 the hard way... adding GNOME afterwards

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> On Wed, 5 Mar 2003, John Abreau wrote:
> > I finally found that the replacement is called "redhat-config-packages",
> >
> > My one complaint was that it insisted on installing from the actual CDs;
> > I saw no way of pointing it to an iso image or a directory of RPMs.
>    Try running with the well hidden "--tree=" or "--isodir=" options.
> They both did exactly what one would expect, at least the last time I
> used r-c-p.

Ah! Now who would have thought of THAT???

I had even tried symlinking my rpm's dir to /mnt/cdrom (since I'm short 1 CD
drive and needed to recover it once installed).

I tried the --tree option, and it complained about my directory structure
for the tree (it's flat). That's a good error message, so I'll just recreate
the RH dir structure.

Thanks all!

> - --
> Matthew J. Brodeur                                             RHCE, GSEC
> MBrodeur at                   
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