Add the RHEL 4 install disk as a repository

For Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

Copy the contents of the disk /media/cdrom/Redhat/RPMS to a directory of your choice.

In /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources, comment out the following line:

up2date default

This line needs to be commented out otherwise up2date will keep on looking for information using the Red Hat Network first.

Next, in the same file, create a line like the following:

dir mydvdrepo /path/to/copied/RPMS

Now you can use up2date to install the application of your choice.

Note: The CD/DVD must be mounted and available in the directory /media/cdrom/ and the path must point to the directory containing the RPMS.

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