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Old 07-10-2007, 03:08 PM   #1
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Cannot do software update in Fedora 7


Hi, This is my first post. I installed Fedora 7 and did all available software security updates. Now when I boot the computer, at the top right where it says "security updates available", it says "Unable to retrieve software information. This could be caused by not having a network connection available." but I am able to connect to the internet. I hope a gave enough information.
Thanks for any help,
Doug
 
Old 07-10-2007, 04:13 PM   #2
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Are you able to manually install some of the software packages using yum?
 
Old 07-10-2007, 11:20 PM   #3
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Hi, Thanks for the reply. I am new to linux. When you say manually, is that the same as clicking on Applications > System Tools > Software Updater? If so, yes I tried that and it gives me the same message.
Thanks,
Doug
 
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No, he means open an xterm eg
Applications->Accessories->Terminal
the swith to root user
su -
<root passwd when asked>
then try
yum install <pkgname>
you'll get more detailed errors msgs. Post the cmd and msgs here.
 
  


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