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Old 09-01-2004, 11:48 AM   #1
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Fedora Core 2 up2date...


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)
 
Old 09-01-2004, 11:55 AM   #2
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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:
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Something should say up2date in one form or another. If it's still requiring cpu time, it's still running.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 11:58 AM   #3
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ok, (I like that command...I love to know usually useless info about whats happening....) up2date is still running. How long will it roughly take on broadband? (3Mb/ps Cable)
 
Old 09-01-2004, 12:01 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 12:02 PM   #5
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So, just leave it running and hope its actually doing something then?
 
Old 09-01-2004, 12:11 PM   #6
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That's what I'd do:
You might want to suspend it for now, then start it say tonight before you go to bed and see if it's made nay progress by morning.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 12:15 PM   #7
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Ah no, Its fine, I spoke too early. It just told me that I needed several packages to continue the update, I clicked yes to get them, and it went back to being blank again.
 
  


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