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Old 06-30-2005, 01:10 AM   #1
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Post file not found by glob? - file exists?


I have installed a version of RH 9 on my machine. I couldn't update using the red hat update applet, certificate expired in August 2003. I have followed the instructions on RHN to renew the certificates. However, some of redhats instructions fail when run on this machine. I need to upgrade the up2date package on the machine so that I can download the updates. the command that I run, as root, is;
rpm -Fvh up2date-3[1].1.23.2-1.i386.rpm
the error that this returns is;
error: File not found by glob: up2date-3[1].1.23.2-1.i386.rpm
I have looked in the man pages for glob & cannot see what it is or how to fix the problem.

Is there a particular service that I should be running or is there another solution to this problem?


Graham Oakford
Old 06-30-2005, 01:13 AM   #2
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Smile Yes it does exist!!

I neglected to mention that I have downloaded the file and checked it's checksum with
md5sum <filename>
and verified that it exists and it's the same as the one that was downloaded from rhn.

constructive help will be appreciated!

Old 07-29-2005, 03:16 AM   #3
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It's a problem with the square brackets in the filename. The shell is processing these as a file matching (or globbing) pattern. Just rename the file without them and all will be good :-)



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