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I've spent a lot of time reading/searching/experimenting and I need a few final questions answered.
I first started off using up2date.exe and RHN to try to do a post-update of my FC2 install. I changed my sources file to point to different mirrors and i still got a variety of errors when it came to selecting all the packages and doing an update. Then i read the recommendations to use yum. so, i started down that path and this is where i'm getting stuck.
I went an found python2.2 and installed the rpm but the error i'm getting when i try to do that is that it is conflicting w/ a later python package.
question #3 - is there a way to tell 'yum update' to pull down whatever dependencies it needs?
question #4 - if on a weekly basis i wanted to see what updates i'm out of sync on, what's the best way to do that?
question #5 - on any type of update, is there a single directory where all updated files are collected in, or is it dependent upon the tool used?
question #6 - assuming yum updates everything and it works successfully, how can i verify my system is up to date? i don't mean the blue-check mark in the tray of FC2.
question #7 - in theory, mirror sites contains updates for fedora core only. i understand that there will be a site coming out where you can find non-FC core specific updates as well. is there a published site already?
i hope to get answers and in turn answer any questions I can. once i fully get my arms around the update process, i'll definitely try to contribute back because i know this is confusing for a lot of new people.
subset of earlier question, but want to make sure i'm on the right track.
shouldn't this work?
1. start terminal session and logon as su
2. just to be thorough delete all directories/files in /var/cache/yum
3. edit yum.conf and update baseurl w/ mirror sites for base & updates
name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Base
name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Released Updates
4. run yum update
5. sit back, wait, and let yum do its thing?
figured it out w/ the help of a colleague. i mixed up my media and i was running FC1 instead of FC2, but i was trying to update w/ FC2 bits. surprised something didn't tell me that i was mixing my beans w/ my rice. good learning experience, painful though. way too much time to resolve this.