[CentOS] Install from CD bug

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Thu Nov 3 11:58:26 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-11-02 at 22:00 -0500, Sam Drinkard wrote:
> I commented on this a few posts back, but thought it was perhaps a fluke 
> of mine, but I'm not so sure now.  Tonight, I tried without success to 
> install the mysql package from the 4.1 CD's and I got the same non-event 
> as before.  After selecting the package with "add/remove software", I 
> checked the mysql box, then added the server and perl modules to 
> complete things.  The CD was in the tray, but tray was open.  When 
> prompted, I clicked OK, the tray inserted, and the drive spun up, but 
> nothing happened.   I briefly saw the CD appear on the desktop, then 
> disappear, which it did before.  I know its mounted, as when I open the 
> icon for computer, and select the CD-RW drive, the file list pops into 
> view. 
> Is this something that occured due to the 4.2 update, or should I be 
> still able to install software from the CD using the add/remove tool?  
> Pkg add jumps right open when I manually clicked on the mysql package in 
> the rpm list, so I know that part is working.  Any way to debug this 
> problem, as there are times when I'd like to be able to install straight 
> from the CD vs. a yum install (like when Dag's repo is down as it is now)
> Sam
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.
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