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Old 12-14-2010, 05:00 PM   #1
greyseal96
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Question .rpms showing up as updates after yum localinstall


Hello,

I just installed F14 (so far I like it ). I had F13 but decided to wipe the old OS and install F14 fresh. In the course of replacing all of my old programs, I had to download several .rpms like the .rpms for the RPMFusion repos and the .rpm for Adobe Reader. After downloading the .rpms to a download directory I ran yum localinstall to install them. The installations went well and I didn't have any problems.

However, now the packages are showing up as updates which need to be installed in the software updates window. I also ran yum check-update and they are showing up as updates which need to be installed. I tried deleting the .rpms and also running yum clean all but they are still showing up as updates which need to be installed. Does anyone know what I did wrong?

Thank you for any help that you can give...

Regards,
John
 
Old 12-14-2010, 05:14 PM   #2
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I don't use software updates, nor localinstall, but any rpm's that you have either built or downloaded can just be installed with a straight
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yum install /path/to/package-name.rpm
I am not really sure how this is different from localinstall ( It probably isn't.)
Could you post the output of
Code:
yum update
you can select no if you don't want to accept the updates, I just want to see your local packages being marked for update/downgrade.
 
Old 12-14-2010, 06:12 PM   #3
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Hi Andrew,

Thank you very much for your response. Here is the output from yum check-update:

[root@Fedora14 ~]# yum check-update
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
Adding en_US to language list
Dropbox | 951 B 00:00
adobe-linux-i386 | 951 B 00:00
google-chrome | 951 B 00:00
rpmfusion-free-updates | 3.3 kB 00:00
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates | 3.3 kB 00:00
updates/metalink | 17 kB 00:00

AdobeReader_enu.i486 9.4.1-1 adobe-linux-i386
nautilus-dropbox.i386 0.6.7-1.fc10 Dropbox
rpmfusion-free-release.noarch 14-0.4 rpmfusion-free
rpmfusion-nonfree-release.noarch 14-0.4 rpmfusion-nonfree

You can see it lists the repositories which I have set up, starting with Dropbox and ending with updates/metalink and then the four .rpm packages which I installed using yum localinstall, starting with AdobeReader_enu.i486 and ending with rpmfusion-nonfree-release.noarch.

Here is the output of yum update:

[root@Fedora14 ~]# yum update
Loaded plugins: langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
Adding en_US to language list
Setting up Update Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package AdobeReader_enu.i486 0:9.4.1-1 set to be updated
---> Package nautilus-dropbox.i386 0:0.6.7-1.fc10 set to be updated
---> Package rpmfusion-free-release.noarch 0:14-0.4 set to be updated
---> Package rpmfusion-nonfree-release.noarch 0:14-0.4 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

================================================================================
Package Arch Version Repository Size
================================================================================
Updating:
AdobeReader_enu i486 9.4.1-1 adobe-linux-i386 61 M
nautilus-dropbox i386 0.6.7-1.fc10 Dropbox 76 k
rpmfusion-free-release noarch 14-0.4 rpmfusion-free 13 k
rpmfusion-nonfree-release noarch 14-0.4 rpmfusion-nonfree 13 k

Transaction Summary
================================================================================
Upgrade 4 Package(s)

Total download size: 61 M

As you can see, it thinks that the packages are updates. I haven't tried actually going ahead and doing an update with yum, but when I tried installing the updates with the Software Update tool, it just got stuck forever on "Downloading Updates". I'm assuming that yum would do the same thing.

This is really stumping me; I haven't been able to find mention of anything like this happening anywhere. Do you have any ideas?

Thanks again for your help; I really appreciate it.

Regards,
John
 
Old 12-14-2010, 06:33 PM   #4
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When repos shuffle around their sites it is handled by putting out a new rpm. So yes, they are updates. You should install them just like any other update.
 
Old 12-14-2010, 06:34 PM   #5
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Well, so I feel pretty dumb...

Your request for the output of yum update is something that I hadn't looked at before. After I sent you the output, I noticed that in the transaction summary it says "Upgrade 4 packages." I then went and compared the versions that were set to be installed with the versions of the .rpms which I had downloaded. I noticed that yum was indeed going to be installing an update to the packages listed. I guess that my problem was that that since most of the updates were a minor update to something like x.x.x-1 I didn't notice the difference.

Sorry to waste your time. Thanks for your help. I'll rep you for having the patience to take a look at this...

Regards,
John
 
Old 12-14-2010, 06:35 PM   #6
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Yep, Lazlow's right. Thanks to you as well!

Regards,
John
 
Old 12-14-2010, 06:35 PM   #7
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Yep, Lazlow's right. Thanks to you as well!

Regards,
John
 
  


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