A little tool that I've made with the purpose to help users download distro packages (RPM) from Windows.
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* THE PURPOSE Some time ago I wasn't with internet access at home, I had to go to a cybercafe everyday and noticied that one thing was missing, a tool that could help me download distribution packages from Windows (yes, every cybercafe, just Windows...). This scenario is not just about me, I think there is a lot of people that if start playing with FOSS software in Brazil, they will have problem to update their systems.Most still doesn't have internet access at home, they usually go to a cybercafe, school, university and still just find Windows stations. I had to do something. * FIRST, RETRIEVING THE LIST OF PACKAGES First in your Linux distro, run the following commands to generate the "downloads.list". ** With CLI/CUI ./yumpkgs -d -p package1,package2,packageN ** With GUI ./yumpkgs -d -g * DOWNLOADING Now that you probably need to use Windows to get access to the internet, no problem, just execute de file named "download.bat".The "download.bat" file uses the "downloads.list" to download the files necessary to install the supplied packages. * SOURCES AND DEPENDENCIES - Wget: http://gnuwin32.sourceforge.net. - Python: http://www.python.org. - SQLite: http://www.sqlite.org/. For advanced users I recomend the usage of the cygwin because it integrates everything and makes the environment more Unix-like. * FOR NEWS I might not update this README everytime, for that purpose I'll use my blog at http://gtuxed.blogspot.com Feel free to go there and make comments. * PLANNING For the v1.00 I'm thinking about a feature tha would make possible build a "downloads.list" based on the packages that should be upgraded. * AND MORE That is my first python program, don't get crazy if you see strange things. :)