Re: Non-urgent query re: yum ?

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On Thu, 2008-08-21 at 16:50 -0400, William Case wrote:
> Hi;
> Does yum have a 'file' switch or option like most other programs dealing
> with several pieces of data? eg. rsync --files-from /where/ever.
> I just re-installed Fedora 9 and I probably will be installing F10 in a
> couple of months.  I keep a list of 15 -20 packages that I regularly
> have to re-install right after the Fedora core installation.
> It would be nice and easy to just 'yum install --from-file
> ~/billspackagelist' or after a disaster 'yum install
> --from-file /backup/billspackagelist'
> Maybe there is a way to do it without copying and pasting a long string
> of package names and having to check for proper name separation etc. at
> the end of 'yum install ...', but I didn't see it.

Why not do..

yum localinstall * (where *=path/dir to packages locally you want to

Mike Chambers
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