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Right, I'm not sure is this is a problem or I'm just being impatient...
In Fedora Core 2 I ran up2date to update all the packages already installed, once its got past asking me if I would like to skip the kemel package, then asks me what other packages I would like to update (I clicked all) this wee progress dialog box pops up.
Is it working? The progress box looks blank, after I've minimised it, how long does it normally take to update all the packages? (Its a fresh installation)
If you've a dialup connection, you're pretty much hosed as it will take awhile. A long, long while. Got broadband? You're in luck.
Now: if it appears as though it's not running, go to a prompt and type this:
Something should say up2date in one form or another. If it's still requiring cpu time, it's still running.
It really just depends on how many packages you installed during your installation, how much you're upadating, what needs updating, size of updates, full installes required for update as opposed to hotfixes, etc etc.