How can I update a base Fedora installation using previously downloaded files

BFD bfd at
Fri Feb 6 09:12:48 UTC 2004


I have a computer on which I have installed FC1 from the original set of 
CD's released last October. I would like to bring it up to date but have 
only a dialup connection to use for downloads.

I have another computer which I have been keeping current using up2date 
and leaving the files in the directory /var/spool/up2date. Is there a 
way that I can use these .rpm files to update the new system? I had 
thought that I could copy them to a CD and then use rpm freshen command 
against the new installation but this fails with warnings about headers 
or GPG keys or other dire warnings.

Surely there has got to be a way to do this without having to download 
over 500 MB of files on a 56.6 modem connection when I already have the 
files at hand.

Any suggestions?


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