Fedora and Local Repositories.

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One of the most annoying things about Fedora is the fact that it will not install any packages from the DVD! Sounds absurd? of course it is. If you decide to add any package after the OS installation has completed YUM will look for it online rather than on the DVD. Seems such a waste of bandwidth and time.

Fortunately, I ran into a page that explains how the DVD can be set up as a repository. Even then pirut bails out very often bails out saying it doesn't know how to handle a url of the type media:/, it shouldn't because they (should) have all been changed to the proper file:/ format by the createrepo command.

Then I discovered yumex. yumes also complains at times about the media url but it's a lot easier to use than pirut or plain old yum. Or how I yearn for GnoRPM

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