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Quick Red Hat/Fedora question

On Mon, 2006-10-09 at 11:07 -0400, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> I have an RHEL system with the installation CD image in a directory,
> and I don't happen to have a CD. I want to install some packages from
> that directory using the Red Hat "Add/Remove Applications" menu item.
> I know I can simply use the RPM command manually. In SuSE systems, all
> one needs to do is to set up an installation source, but I did not see
> where I could add a pointer to the directory in Red Hat. 

I imagine it's similar to Fedora. On Fedora, you can run the 
package manager from the command line, which makes available 
two command-line options for pointing it to the hard drive 
instead of the CD/DVD drive. 

One was --isodir; I don't recall the other one offhand. You'd 
run it as 

    system-config-packages --isodir /path/to/iso/images

where the ISO image(s) are in /path/to/iso/images/*.iso

The second option you'd point to the i386 directory within 
the CD/DVD file system. It was probably something like --tree 
or --packagedir

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