[clug] Re: SuSE Live DVD

Nathan Robertson nathanr at nathanr.net
Tue Feb 15 20:52:29 GMT 2005

On 15/02/2005, at 10:56 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:

> Brett Worth wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 14, 2005 at 09:39:35PM +1100, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>> Having said that, the APC version is deficient but I cannot tell how 
>>> many of the apps in SuSE official release version have been left 
>>> out- I do know that the bits that I am interested in (v4l-tools, 
>>> tvtime, and some games) are not there. Of course, one can download 
>>> the missing bits from the ftp site but one needs to arm oneself with 
>>> a list of dependencies for each app. before trying to download them 
>>> this way.
>> If you use "you" and point it at the ftp site the dependencies are
>> automatically determined and fetched.
>> I downloaded the 5.1GB this time but next release I might just do the
>> minimal download and "you" the other bits.
> Now that is a neat trick. Thanks for this information. I'll try YOU to 
> grab some needed files.

YOU is just the name of the update component of YaST (stands for YaST 
Online Update). If you need extra files, you actually want the install 
and remove component, after adding an FTP / HTTP mirror to the 
"installation sources" (or something like that) section of the 
"software" tab of YaST.

On the topic of the "software missing off the DVD but on the FTP site", 
I found all their Java stuff (Jakarta Tomcat and friends), the Eclipse 
IDE, etc. are all YaST'able off mirrors like mirror.pacific.net.au but 
not on the DVD. Very, very handy. I'd recommend pointing the YaST 
installation source at a local mirror of the 9.2 directory of SuSE, 
because when you search for new packages to install, it will then 
include all these packages that didn't make it on the DVD.

FWIW, I downloaded the DVD, installed as much as I needed off there, 
they used YaST against the ftp mirror to get the rest.


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