fun with RPMs
On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 21:04:37 -0500,
Michael Klinosky <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I've been trying to fix a repository issue on a F8 machine. I was given
> a 'teach you how to fish' version of the process; I made some progress,
> but now I'm stumped. The advice was to find the RPM for this release,
> and find the /etc/yum.repos.d file.
> I *think* that I found the RPM; on the dvd, in the directory 'Packages'
> is "rpm-126.96.36.199-3.fc8.i386.rpm" - is that the file I need? (For a
> download, it's .../os/Packages.)
> I opened it with the archive manager. My problem is that I can't find
> that repos file.
> What's the story?
The repo definition files should be in the release rpm. For example the one
for rawhide is fedora-release-8.90-3.noarch.rpm . These install repo
defition config files in /etc/yum.repos.d/ . You can edit those by hand
if you want to point them at local mirrors or the like.
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