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I need to perform an installation (of R package) in a server without internet access so i used yumdownloader to download the package and used --resolve to also download the dependencies, but when i try to install the package with:

yum install <path to .rpm file>/file.rpm 

It does tries to install the packge from the location, but yum tries to download the dependencies instead of using the ones downloaded , how do i specify yum to use only local files?

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Use rpmfor that: rpm -hiv *.rpm in the directory where you downloaded the packages.
This will install all packages in the directory.

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