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  1. #1

    easier way to install packages

    hi guys,
    i have a linux server with the minimum packages installed and i'd like to install xmlstarlet(a toolkit to deal with xml files) on it.
    I have another linux server with xml toolkit running on it since it has most of the packages already installed. Now basically I want to run xml toolkit on server 1 without having to install all the numerous packages, is there a way i can install packages on server 1 by copying executables from server 2?

    Any suggestions would be helpful.

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    Linux Enthusiast scathefire's Avatar
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    doubtful, it will require libraries and such that you can't just fire off an executable from some other system by copying it over. just install the package and its dependencies.

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    Hello and Welcome!

    It wouldn't work. The extra files and libraries that get installed are required to be able to run your program.
    Without those dependencies the software in question simply wouldn't run.

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    Trusted Penguin Irithori's Avatar
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    Also: even if you find all the libs, dependencies and create all the directories xmlstarlet needs and you somehow get it to run, you still have a problem:

    You lost part of the control over that system. As in: the package manager doesnt know about these additional files and can therefore not help you keep the *whole* system up2date and manageable.

    So dito what the others already said: Install xmlstarlet in a clean way, aka from package.
    A quick look shows, there is an rpm and source rpm here:
    Browse XMLStarlet command line XML toolkit Files on
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    ya so i guess i ll do it the right way ..thanks guys

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    it could work, but why do you want to copy the needed files by hand
    when packages just copy the needed files automatically?

    By the way, if you copy the file by hand, the system will be a mess
    when updating it!

    Last edited by oz; 02-17-2010 at 09:57 PM. Reason: removed spam

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