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Old 07-16-2003, 09:42 AM   #1
bj2tall
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Smile How to update RH 8


I would like to know how to update RH 8 without using its up2date (or something like that) because it takes me to the website and I need to pay for support ? So if anyone knows how to go around it or 3rd party soft that can automaticly update my RH 8 that would be great
 
Old 07-16-2003, 10:00 AM   #2
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Actually, you can use the demo service of RedHat up2date.

When you register, simply set the entitlement of the system to demo.
Although, you are only allowed one demo account.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 10:47 AM   #3
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You can just download the component that you wish to upgrade and than upgrade the older package with rpm -Uvh packagename.rpm. Its simple, efficient , free and will make you learn linux. Automatic upgrading is nice but its a windows type thing...

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Old 07-16-2003, 10:48 AM   #4
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Or, you could install apt4rpm or Red Carpet.

# Redhat links
RedHat Linux Manuals
Get your mp3 support here
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
Easier software management: apt4rpm - Red Carpet
RedHat 8.0 Tips & Tricks

# Redhat 7.3 down configuration commands
setup leads to several configuration tools

# Redhat 7.3 up configuration commands
Configure soundcard:
redhat-config-soundcard
Configure X server:
redhat-config-xfree86
Configure network:
redhat-config-network

# Handling NTFS
New Technology FileSystem (NTFS) HOWTOs
Linux NTFS project
 
  


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