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Old 01-21-2008, 05:14 AM   #1
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No YUM updates


Hi,

I'm running Fedora Core 4 and I was using "yum -y update' in a cron job to check for updates. It worked untill a couple of weeks ago. Since then I recieved not a single update

When I give a shell command "yum update" there's also no updates

Is the yum update service stopped for Fedora Core 4?
Do I have upgrade my server?

Greetz
Dion
 
Old 01-21-2008, 05:48 AM   #2
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Quite possible, Fedora is supported for 2 releases only so, technically, yum should have stopped working at least a year ago...
 
Old 01-21-2008, 05:52 AM   #3
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Fedora Core 4 reached its end of life sometime in 2006 so there are no more upgrades or support for it from the Fedora project. This is why you are no longer able to receive any more upgrades. Fedora 8 is the latest release, so you could upgrade to that. I personally would use CentOS on an important server.
 
Old 02-12-2008, 02:07 PM   #4
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Hi,

I was wrong. I am running Fedora Core 6 on my server. I saw it while rebooting. Is there a command or a file on my server where I can See the version of Fedora?

Greetz
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:24 PM   #5
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Probably something in /etc with release in its name. RH for example has something along the lines of /etc/redhat-release
 
Old 02-12-2008, 03:55 PM   #6
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Run "cat /etc/*release" or "cat /etc/issue".
 
Old 02-12-2008, 05:25 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by elvisious View Post
I was wrong. I am running Fedora Core 6 on my server.
Bummer. FC6 is (almost?) outside support range as well IIRC.
 
Old 02-13-2008, 10:44 AM   #8
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cat /etc/fedora-release

I too have an installation of fedora 6 and it no longer gets updates. But that is b/c it is unsupported and end of life. Only reason I'm sticking with it is b/c newer versions of fedora have issues with Vmware
 
Old 02-13-2008, 01:45 PM   #9
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Hi,

cat /etc/fedora-release
cat /etc/redhat-release

... gives me the right info.

I have a new (old) computer which will replace my current server, so I have to install a newer version: Fedora 8 and then I get updates for about 2 years.

:+)

Problem solved!

Greetz
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Old 02-13-2008, 02:15 PM   #10
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elvis

You will only get updates for about a year after the initial release. One month after F10 is released (Nov 2008?) there will be no more updates for F8. This is why I have switched all my servers over to Centos. Centos is RHEL with the logos removed. It is binary compatible with RHEL. It is free to download and has a five year support life. Current release is 5.1. It "feels" like FC6 and is rock solid. I still run Fedora on my desktop.
 
  


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