Currently, I am using Fedora 26 for my daily use. I want to transfer all the packages which I have installed with command

sudo dnf install 

to another fedora desktop (as it doesn't have access to internet).


A simple way is using the "--downloadonly" option :

sudo dnf --downloadonly install <whatever>

this downloads the rpm package(s) and also its/their dependencies as needed for on the desktop that has internet access (let's call it "computer-A"),
then transfer the rpms to other system (computer-B) and

sudo dnf install *.rpm

Note: if computer-B is missing some packages compared to computer-A, you may need to iterate in downloading rpms. In such case, "dnf download" command might be more appropriate to get missing rpms for computer-B (see https://dnf-plugins-core.readthedocs.io/en/latest/download.html).

An alternative is to set "keepcache=1" in /etc/dnf/dnf.conf in computer-A, and simply run 'dnf install ': this will retain installed packages files in computer-A, that you'll find rpm files in /var/cache/dnf/... Note that this doesn't resolve the case where computer-B is missing packages compared to computer-A.

Another alternative is to create a local repository : see https://www.techrepublic.com/blog/linux-and-open-source/create-your-own-yum-repository/ (this is for yum but applies also for dnf).

| improve this answer | |
  • And how to manage dependencies for that package – Nikhil Padole Aug 26 '18 at 7:57
  • Hi, take a look at edited answer with some more elements. – tonioc Aug 26 '18 at 14:10

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.