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i assum this means "you need to upgrade your kernel first before you upgrade all this other stuff" so i ran up2date again, but this time only selected the 3 packages related to the kernel (kernel, docs, and utils (?) )
For newbies your better off downloading cds and doing an upgrade, but to experiment follow this religously http://www.brandonhutchinson.com/Upg..._with_yum.html .. up2date will not be able to upgrade to fc4, you will need to use yum which up2date uses. It's very easy to mess up your system completely while doing this so be very carefull, Research the steps you arn't sure about doing and post here for more help
Originally posted by siphi up2date will not be able to upgrade to fc4, you will need to use yum which up2date uses.
sorry for not clarifying. i do not want to upgrade to FC4. I just want to upgrade my FC3 installation to the latest and greatest. Also i guess i should have clarified that I am using the GUI up2date as in i clicked the red exclamation point.
looks like i made some progress, though. i unchecked one of the channels that up2date uses and it seems to be getting further but now it's just kinda spinning it's wheels. maybe the update server is too busy during the day ?
ok scratch that....got another "not found" error but for a different package this time. any suggestions ? is up2date just timing out because of high traffic ?
thanks for the posts everyone. ran yum update again (on the MUCH shorter list of packages) and everything worked well. still had the notifier, so i ran yum update a 3rd time. yum update said "no packages marked for update" but the notifier is still there, so i'll take the advice and wait a while and try again.
thanks again for everyone's responses.
in the meantime, anyone got a link to a good article describing yum update versus up2date and how all these mirrors and stuff works ? i've read the man pages for both commands but i'm still kinda scratching my head.
To be honest, you don't really need the notifier running all the time (unless your paranoid about security, or want the latest and greatest). Running yum update once a month is better. To turn it off the notifier:
1; open "system-config-services", (you need to enter the root password)
2; de-select rhnsd (nothing else)
3; select save
4: exit system-config-services
5; then just remove the notifier icon on the panel.
But this mightn't be for you (ie. you mightn't feel like doing this, it's optional). But just so you know.