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Old 02-11-2008, 12:18 PM   #16
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You really cannot drag a obsolete system into being a current system. Linux is built in a modular way. Each major component depends on a lot of other major components. You cannot replace them one at a time, you have to replace them all together. An easy example is trying to update the gcc compiler. Since EVERYTHING in the system is built around that particular version of GCC it is virtually impossible to do.

Even if you update rpm you will NOT be able to run rpms that have been created for newer systems.
 
Old 02-11-2008, 05:54 PM   #17
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http://www.idevelopment.info/data/Un...Commands.shtml
http://www.faqs.org/docs/securing/chap3sec20.html
http://uw713doc.sco.com/en/LX_uw/LKP_rpm_commands.html
http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tip/19918.html

You could install yum (package manager) and use the Fedora legacy project. It is better than using rpms manually, because it handles rpm dependencies:

http://www.fedoralegacy.org/docs/yum-rh8.php
http://www.webmo.net/support/yum_repository.html
http://www-gat.univ-lille1.fr/~hafid.../maintain.html

Once you install yum, you can use these links:

http://rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/freshrp...yum/index.html

Some people instead use apt as a package manager:
http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/red...28457-yum.html
http://www.webmo.net/support/apt_repository.html

You could sequentially download, burn, and upgrade your way to RedHat 9, then through all the Fedora releases. You can skip releases with the CD upgrades, but it is normally safer to upgrade sequentially.

Last edited by ehawk; 02-11-2008 at 05:55 PM.
 
Old 02-11-2008, 06:11 PM   #18
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While the links to the Fedora legacy project are still active, the project itself has been dropped (no new development).

Fresh installs are the officially preferred(Fedora) method of upgrading.
 
Old 02-11-2008, 10:14 PM   #19
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You already have rpm installed. I don't remember the package manager's name or its exact locate. Something like "/sbin/system-config-packages". Look in /usr/bin/ and /usr/sbin/ as well. You can also use the rpm command with the "-e" option to "erase" packages.

I would recommend doing a fresh install of a more recent distro however.
 
  


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