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Old 08-09-2004, 03:53 PM   #1
benjam
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Fedora Core 2 Update stalling


how can i update FC2 when the update application (the small red ! in the system tray) stalls while testing?

it runs through the "select which programs to update" goes to the Red Hat Update utility, then wafter downloading the rpm's, stalls whiel testing the dependecies?

how can i fix this and update my FC2?
 
Old 08-09-2004, 04:59 PM   #2
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I have experienced this same issue. I find the quickest solution to be a simple "yum -y update" command in a terminal. Hope this helps.
 
Old 08-09-2004, 06:51 PM   #3
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i tried running yum and it said that my headers were missing

but ill try that.
 
Old 08-09-2004, 08:48 PM   #4
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make sure that you run yum as root. check out www.fedorafaq.org. It has a ton of good stuff. to remove the annoying red ! et al right click on the icon and go to configure (or similar word). A dialog box will appear. click remove from panel. make sure when you exit from that gnome session that you check the "save current configuration box". That's how i do it anyways.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 08:51 AM   #5
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To test for dependencies, yum has to download the latest header files of all FC2 packages, not just the headers of the packages you are upgrading (which takes a long time). This is quite normal.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 10:46 AM   #6
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the only concern i had was that the progress bar hadnt moved in roughly two hours of letting it just sit there, in case it did take a long time, but it hadn't even begun to move two hours later, so i thought that something was wrong.

does it normally take several hours?
 
Old 08-12-2004, 11:28 AM   #7
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I connect to the internet via a modem. For me, it takes at least 2 hours. One way to see if it is doing anything is to check the time stamp of the header files in the /var/spool/up2date folder. Up2date downloads the header files alphabetically. Also, the time required to download the header files depends on the mirror you download the files from. Some mirrors are extremely slow compared to others. I didn't notice one of your statements before: up2date normally checks for dependencies before downloading the rpms. Are you sure it did it after that in your case?

If you have all the rpms, you don't need up2date to update your programs. Just go to /var/spool/up2date, type rpm -Uvh *.rpm or do it one rpm (or all rpms for a particular program) at a time. If dependencies are missing, rpm should tell you what's missing.

Good luck!
 
Old 08-12-2004, 12:38 PM   #8
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and now i show my ignorance...

how do i add an rpm if i have it?

i downloaded the apt rpm but have no idea how to load it. i'm pretty sure it has something to do with the command >rpm something something, but i really dont know.

and i was on a DSL connection and the progress bar didnt move for two hours, in fact it hadnt even shown up yet, so im pretty sure there was something wrong.

thanks for your assistance.
 
Old 08-12-2004, 01:24 PM   #9
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At the command prompt, as root, do the following for any package named package_name.rpm or in your case substitute package_name with apt-version-number.rpm or apt*.rpm:

To install a package for the first time: rpm -ivh package_name.rpm
To upgrade an existing package: rpm -Uvh package_name.rpm
To force install a package (don't do this unless you really know what you are doing): rpm -Fvh package_name.rpm
 
Old 08-12-2004, 02:58 PM   #10
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thanks =)
 
  


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