[Ambassadors] Another Idea

delhage at gmail.com delhage at gmail.com
Thu Aug 19 08:05:46 UTC 2010


On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 09:47, Onyeibo Oku <twohotis at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> Actually, This post should be directed to the fedora developers.
> However, since I don't know how to get to them, I'll post it here and
> hope someone will point the way.  I also suspect that some Ambassadors
> are hackers.
>
> THE ISSUE:
> Its tough being an African.  After nearly a year with fedora I feel the
> OS will thrive well here without one major setback: Internet Access.
> People here depend on Cyber-cafes for on-line activities.  Most of those
> run Windows.  Those who can afford a used desktop/laptop can't afford a
> personal broadband plan (in Nigeria, mostly CDMA or GSM).
>
> ONE WAY OUT:
> About three (3) years ago, I was aggressively learning Ubuntu.  Being
> determined, I frequented the cafe for dependencies, hoping with each
> visit to satisfy the needs of an installation.  Often, it took 2-5
> visits to get all dependencies.  It was an interesting experience --
> bearable because the cafe was a walking distance from home and the
> network was good.  Most people are not that privileged.
>
> ANOTHER WAY:
> I've often thought it would be nice to have a cross-platform
> application/script that can get all the required dependencies for an
> offline installation (a YUM away from the target host maybe, ... that
> runs off a .exe (for windows), .sh (Linux) and .??? (for mac)).  Ubuntu
> has Keryx ... while fedora has ... well ... none that I know of.  In the
> absence of a dedicated app like that ... it would be nice to have a
> script or yum plugin that outputs all possible deps (with links, maybe)
> so wget can do the rest on a different box.  There is wget for Windows.
> No, I dont mean "yum deplist <app>" BUT that could help, see link below.
>

Probably not the best mailing list, but anyway there is:

yumdownloader --resolve --urls

Would that do what you want?

Cheers,

Lars
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