[CentOS] Install from CD bug

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Thu Nov 3 15:50:24 UTC 2005


On Thu, 2005-11-03 at 09:21 -0500, Sam Drinkard wrote:
> Johnny Hughes wrote:
> 
> >
> >>    
> >>
> >You can only use yum or up2date (or RPM istself) to install packages.
> >
> >The RH app called system-install-packages does not work except on a box
> >without any updates performed from the CD install.
> >  
> >
> In that case, will the 4.2 CD's work, or is that function disabled after 
> an update?
> 
That package (system-config-packages) is very much worthless ... it can
only be used if you install from an ISO ... use only that ISO ... and
never do any updates.

Basically, don't ever use it :)

Also,  unless you don't do updates, don't install from the CDs.  Always
create a local mirror (or use an external mirror) to do updates.  As new
packages are added (by updates) the dependencies for packages change and
newer ones will be required.

You should most likely use either yum or up2date to install new
packages.  
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