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Old 12-22-2007, 06:39 PM   #1
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Pup Hates Me!


I am a longtime Ubuntu user who has decided to skip the current incarnation on my desktop to go to a "power distro." I decided on Fedora 8 because I had used Fedora Core a long time ago, and it was the only major power distro that wasn't "compromised" like OpenSuse was.

Unfortunately, I seem to have hit the update bug that everyone has seemed to hit as well. My problem is even more onerous due to the fact that I am updating via dialup.

My question is this: Is there some way I could download some RPMs to patch pup and get this system into a semi-operable state? I would really hate to dump Werewolf, but I really don't have the patience to deal with this. Besides, my only other refuge is Debian, and who has time to download all those DVDs? I'll just end up going back to Ubuntu if I have to do that.

Anyways, your assistance would be greatly appreciated. I'm going to try and fight with it again later tonight.

Man, I wish Ubuntu didn't screw up Gutsy so bad!
 
Old 12-23-2007, 09:36 AM   #2
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You don't really say what problems you are having. Maybe you should make sure yum is the latest version, yum-3.2.8-2.fc8, first. yum update yum
 
Old 12-23-2007, 10:57 PM   #3
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You don't really say what problems you are having. Maybe you should make sure yum is the latest version, yum-3.2.8-2.fc8, first. yum update yum
I tried the yum update yum trick, and it's downloading as we speak.

I also did some investigation of what was listed for software sources, and it turns out that "Install DVD" was checked, which I read was the cause of some of the hanging issues I was having. There was another problem (I don't remember the exact error message, but it may be resolved after the yum update yum thing finishes.

I just hope updating doesn't take forever like it did with Gutsy.
 
Old 12-24-2007, 05:05 AM   #4
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There is a bug in yum so that's why I suggested updating it. Also, the install DVD is selected by default as an update source and it has caused some problems with yum. You can delete /etc/yum.repos.d/Fedora-install-media.repo or edit that same file to disable it. If you want to disable it open it in a text editor and find the line that says enabled=1. Make it read enabled=0.
 
  


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