January 30th, 2002, 09:26 PM
downloading rpms without browser
I'm new to Linux, so you may have to excuse this question, but....
isn't there a way to download an rpm from a ftp site without having a browser installed on the system. I can look up the urls on another machine, but instead of having to burn each new rpm i need onto a cd...
January 31st, 2002, 12:35 AM
well if you have access to a terminal on the machine then all you need to do is make sure you have a net connection then login and type:
then login in anonymously or supply a u/pw and browse to the rpm file directory, you can use the cd command or if it doesn't work just type help for a list of possible commands. once in the directory containg the rpm file type:
get whatever.rpm /the/directory/to/where/you/want/it
then just type quit to exit the ftp and run the rpm
Have a lot of fun...
January 31st, 2002, 04:38 AM
if you don't have a ftp-client...
try "wget yourURL"
p.s. ncftp is much better than ftp
March 1st, 2002, 07:30 AM
just use lynx
lynx is a text-based browser...
if u are behind a firewall, see its config file (/etc/lynx.cfg) for configuration.
read man page for more info...
lynx <url> (ftp or html) or <file>
Last edited by r0d; March 1st, 2002 at 07:37 AM.
March 1st, 2002, 08:38 AM
Some redhat systems don't install lynx by default, they use 'links' instead, so if 'lynx' doesn't give you any love, try the other one.
I think lynx is actually better, but links renders tables.