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Installation from the network

Hello,

I'm evaluating OES 1, focusing on the bundled SLES 9.

I'm used to Red Hat / Fedora. From that World, I'm used to being able to
install a package, "foo", by running
yum install foo
This happens without having to fight with CDs.

I cannot get SLES to install packages that way. I _think_ I've gotten the
online update system to work, although no patches seem to have been
released(?).

Let's say I de-selected "mc" during the initial system installation. Now,
how do I install it, preferably from the command line, without having to
run down to the server and feed it CDs?

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Greetings from Troels Arvin, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Re: Installation from the network

If you have a nfs server setup with the OES files for installation (there is
a script you can download that can help with that), then you just point it
to the server. go to Yast | Change Installation Source, then put in these
type of entries

Servername - yourserver.com

path - share/sles9-i386/CD1

Then another with path /share/sles9-sp-i386/CD1

An easier way is to just setup the install server then install your server
over the network - use an install paramenter such as
install=nfs://apt.novell.com/share/oes/, then when the server needs to add
products the directory is already setup to install from the install server.
See the OES linux install documentation.
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