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Old 02-04-2004, 09:00 PM   #1
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Up2date not Responing


I just got Fedora installed, went to Up2Date, and it froze up several times at the 'downloading packages' screeen. My system is on dsl, and I have had this smae problem on every computer I've used Fedora on. Is there an update for Up2date that I don't have?
 
Old 02-04-2004, 10:30 PM   #2
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My initial guess would be network related problem. Make sure you can reach the outside.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 10:32 PM   #3
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Actually, it wouldn't be that, because I've tried it on other networks, and I get the same problem.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 10:36 PM   #4
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I've found that the best way to run up2date is to simply use one of the mirrors and download the packages to /var/spool/up2date/ . I think the bigest problem is the server that up2date uses by default SUCKS ;-)
 
Old 02-04-2004, 10:39 PM   #5
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Right, and you can ping outside websites like sun.com??
 
Old 02-04-2004, 10:41 PM   #6
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Yup > can surf just fine ... the only problem is the up2date server as far as I can tell
 
Old 02-04-2004, 10:45 PM   #7
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Meant for forezt. Should have quoted.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 12:22 PM   #8
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Yeah, everything else works, browsing, pinging, etc.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 12:34 PM   #9
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Re: Up2date not Responing

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Originally posted by Forezt
I just got Fedora installed, went to Up2Date, and it froze up several times at the 'downloading packages' screeen. My system is on dsl, and I have had this smae problem on every computer I've used Fedora on. Is there an update for Up2date that I don't have?
To answer your question, yes, there is an update for up2date itself. Perhaps the easiest way to get up2date up to date is to either use yum update or to download the rpm packages that have changed directly from the Fedora FTP updates site. I've done both in the past. When I download RPM packages from the FTP site, I simply run the command:

rpm -Uvh *.rpm on a directory containing the downloaded files, or I specify each file directly, taking special care to use the -U option to automatically update (and replace) packages when needed.

Does this answer your question?
 
Old 02-05-2004, 07:37 PM   #10
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Could you please give me the url where I could get this update?
 
Old 02-05-2004, 07:55 PM   #11
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Ok, I haven't updated yet, but am now sure that the up2date problem lies somewhere in the program, because I have gotten through the software downloads, and now it freezes up at the install screen.
 
Old 02-07-2004, 09:38 PM   #12
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my up2date sucks too, got the same problem.

i`ve installed apt-get + synaptic and everything worx fine and i think it`s even better that up2date.

so just get apt-get and synaptic (gui for apt-get).
 
Old 02-07-2004, 09:48 PM   #13
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One of the earlier replies indicated that the problem with up2date may be a server that SUCKS. I have just started using Fedora, but am familiar with up2date, from when I was a Redhat Network customer.

Do I have to use those servers? It looks like in
/etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources that I can specify any servers I want. Can I change from fedora.redhat.com/blah/blah/blah to something else?
 
Old 02-08-2004, 02:37 AM   #14
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>> Do I have to use those servers?

No, you can edit the /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources file to fetch the updates from a mirror server. Select a Fedora mirror from http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors.html, check that it does contain the following directories:

./1/i386/os
./updates/1/i386

Edit the /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources file and comment out the following lines:

yum fedora-core-1 http://fedora.redhat.com/releases/fedora-core-1
yum updates-released http://fedora.redhat.com/updates/released/fedora-core-1

and add the following lines and replace the following markers <<>> with URL of the mirror.

yum fedora-core-1 <<http:///1/i386/os>>
yum updates-released <<http://.../updates/1/i386>>

Enjoy,
Michael Siroskey
siroskey.3@osu.edu
 
Old 02-08-2004, 07:05 AM   #15
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Michael, your brief HOWTO for switching up2date servers did the trick. I went from a download speed of ~ 30k to 300k+ when using a mirror. Thanks.
 
  


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