I am using Linpus lite (a fedora based linux) on an ACER ONE notebook.
I use a GUI to install/update or remove software. It is called pirut. I believe it a GUI of the yum command.
The repository this install program uses is the fedora one. I find the following description of the repository in the menus of that GUI:
Description:Fedora 8 - i386
Mirror list : http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mir...ra-8&arch=i386
The problem is the following: The versions I can install from that GUI are outdate. For example, the firefox I have is 18.104.22.168 although the newest one available at the firefox website is 3.6.8. The same with openoffice, gcc and many many other tools.
This is embarrassing: I wanted recently to install a software on my own which was not available at that repository. This software requires recent versions of many tools. It's embarassing to have to update them manually..
I assumed the default repository of fedora should have access to the newest versions.
If that is true, then the problem is in my system and not in the repositories. In that case, does any one have a clue on how to fix that problem?
Now if the repository I use is indeed outdated, Should I change to another repository? Can anyone indicate which repository is compatible with my system and how to add it?