Saturday, November 12, 2005

RHCE: Installing RPMs from an NFS share

Using an NFS share to install packages is a very convenient means of ensuring that all of your systems are running similar packages and always having those packages available. I will not cover configuring an NFS share and will assume that the reader is already familiar with that function or has the capacity to figure it out.

1. Verify that the NFS share is available and mount on the local filesystem, if not already mounted.

mount -t nfs /local/install/point /nfs/server

2. If using the command line, simple use the RPM command to install the application:

rpm -Uvh /path/to/share/application.rpm

3. If using the package manager, use the following command from the command line:

system-config-packages --tree=/path/to/nfs/share &

You will now be able to select the applications that you would like to add or remove.

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