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    Default second box, want to install apps off-line

    Hi,

    I recently got a second computer and put v11.3 on it, the same as my first box.
    However, there's many apps on my first box, I'd like on my second, and I was wondering if I could package the apps on the first box and install on the second.

    Use my first box as a repository so to speak.

    I noticed that some simple packages can be installed in this way. I.e. I query the files a packages is made of and this is exactly the contents of their rpm, so I could re-package the the files into an rpm, I suppose. However, this would seem to be highly manual, and there are alots of applications to do this to .... so too laborious.

    Anybody done this before. Any clues? Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: second box, want to install apps off-line

    All the apps are on the Install DVD
    Just disable the Online repos and you are away.
    If you mean multi-media, it would be easier to use this:
    Multimedia Pack Portable for openSUSE 11.3
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    Default Re: second box, want to install apps off-line

    thanks caf4926 for the quick answer.

    My first box has quite a specific set of apps loaded up on it, so my real aim I suppose was to somehow turn it into a repository, but thanks for that info, I will check out, I'm sur e it will cover a good few packages I need.

    Actually it would be nice to see how that multimedia "Pack Portable" was built, Maybe I could do a custom one.

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: second box, want to install apps off-line

    If you go to Yast > Software Management
    Then to File > Export

    It will save a file with your complete package list

    You will notice there is also an Import function.

    I know this isn't quite what you were after, because obviously you have to make available the sources of all those packages. But there may be a way to do what you want, I'm just not clever enough to know how.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    I'm just not clever enough to know how.
    LOL! Nice one!
    Sure I will check that out. It might do the same thing as "rpm -ql", but will check it out. Thank you very much for the replies!

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    I was able to use the DVD as a repository, but, crucially (for my needs as programmer), it's impossible to install the devel tools, because there are no linux-kernel headers.

    Any off-line solution to this. Can't seem to find an rpm for this. But is there really for such a thing?

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    Yast > Software Management >
    View Patterns > Select : Base Development

    Make sure you have this: linux-glibc-devel
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    On 2010-10-04 13:36, stabu wrote:
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    > I was able to use the DVD as a repository, but, crucially (for my needs
    > as programmer), it's impossible to install the devel tools, because
    > there are no linux-kernel headers.
    >
    > Any off-line solution to this. Can't seem to find an rpm for this. But
    > is there really for such a thing?


    Kind of.

    But it is too late for you, because the pre-requisite is that you had configured all your repos in
    yast/zypper to keep (cache) downloaded rpms, from day one.

    If you have that cache, you can either build a local repository out of that, or export that
    directory r/w via nfs for use on your LAN. Both systems require some work on your side.

    This has been asked previously. I answered it once in the forums, but I don't remember where
    exactly. I explained the NFS method in some detail, because that is what I use.


    From this thread in the factory list you can get information for both methods:


    Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2010 12:19:58 +0200
    Subject: [opensuse-factory] [RFC] How about a p2p repo sharing module for Yast?

    <http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-factory/2010-07/msg00444.html>

    And here the local repo method (in that thread):

    <http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-factory/2010-07/msg00455.html>

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    Carlos E. R. NNTP User

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    On 2010-10-04 14:06, caf4926 wrote:
    >
    > Yast > Software Management >
    > View Patterns > Select :* Base Development
    > *
    > Make sure you have this: *linux-glibc-devel*


    That's not his question. You can not install that from the DVD, without internet.

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