FC-4 installation -
bobgoodwin at att.net
Sun Jul 10 16:05:40 CEST 2005
Gavin Chester wrote:
>On Sun, 2005-07-10 at 06:03 -0400, Bob Goodwin wrote:
>>Be aware that I am severely limited by this slow dial-up circuit. I
>>have yum trying to install "XFCE Software Development"
>>as I write this, it took about an hour to do the preliminary stuff,
>>download headers, etc., and now it's downloading 154M of packages which
>>might take ~10 hours or more on a good day! There is little hope of
>>completing this task in one session and I can probably do without the
>>capabilities it adds. It will no doubt take a few sessions to complete
>>but I'll give it a try.
>>I do appreciate the help I have received however. If nothing else I
>>have become more proficient at using yum and yumex.
>How did you install FC4 in the first instance? If you have the disks
>downloaded, bought, borrowed, or got with a magazine or whatever, then
>all the developer tools you need, except the Xfce stuff, will be on
>those disks. I said as much my first reply (except drawing distinction
>about the Xfce stuff) :-). The other alternative is to use the
>installer file from os-cillation. Can't remember the link - you'll find
>it on the Xfce site somewhere. YMMV, but I couldn't get the installer
>to work with my FC3 system, so that's why I didn't mention it before :-)
>(PS: I'm also on a dialup and persevered with downloading nearly 3G of
>FC3 with an average download rate of 3kb/sec. It took about two weeks)
You are a very patient man, obviously ...
I bought FC-4 on four disks from Linux Central for about $12 with
shipping as I did with two earlier versions. I don't know that all the
required files are on those disks, the stuff you refer to may be on the
At any rate another app. I lost with FC-3 is whichcd and now I have to
manually examine the "RPMS" directories which I copied to hdb. I did
find a copy of which cd but it only went to fc3!
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