View Full Version : [SOLVED] Installing from Linux Format Magazine DVD

July 23rd, 2011, 10:12 AM
I want to install Eclipse which is almost 200MB to download. I noticed I have a Linux Format Magazine cover DVD with Eclipse on it. If I install using the DVD as the source will I get updates through the internet via apt-get?


July 23rd, 2011, 11:24 AM
add the dvd in sources.list and deactivate the other repo to pick the packages only on it. When done, set the previous config back.

July 23rd, 2011, 11:35 AM
I usually avoid using eclipse from repository as I try to have latest eclipse (latest enough). So I download desired eclipse from eclipse.org (latest is 3.6, I think).
The usual download is a compressed file which on extracting prduces only one directory named eclipse. Just move this directory somewhere (I prefer /opt/ for keeping this.) Now make a new item in menu and point it to location of eclipse/eclipse executable file.
So If your cd contains a compressed directory as I described, you may follow my way. To update just go to help and check for updates in eclipse menu. That's it.

July 24th, 2011, 07:29 PM
Thanks both for the useful information :)