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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?
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 ;-)
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.
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?