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    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...

    Redhat specifically.
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    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:
    ftp domainname.com
    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...
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    if you don't have a ftp-client...
    try "wget yourURL"

    p.s. ncftp is much better than ftp
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    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...

    USAGE:
    lynx <url> (ftp or html) or <file>

    /r0d
    Last edited by r0d; March 1st, 2002 at 06:37 AM.
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    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.

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