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Old 01-31-2011, 01:12 AM   #1
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How to upgrade software to a newer version?


Hi All,
I want to upgrade my software to newer version. since i do not have a yum repository what should i do? should i just change the path to a new location of installed version if 'Yes' please tell me how?

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Old 01-31-2011, 01:27 AM   #2
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I don't know about Redhat but can't you install yum?
 
Old 01-31-2011, 01:28 AM   #3
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

When asking a question it's always a good idea to mention the distro you use and it's version. What do you mean by not having a yum repository? Do you have an Internet connection available on your computer? Do you need help setting up yum? What software do you want t upgrade? The more information you provide, the sooner someone can help you answer your question(s) and solve your problem(s).

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Old 01-31-2011, 01:42 AM   #4
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under your name it says red hat
what version are you running
red hat IS NOT FREE !!! never was and never will be

to upgrade a NOT paid for copy -- you DO NOT
you BUY a license and use yum

or


instal CentOS 5.5
cent is the free community supported version
 
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:50 AM   #5
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Hi All,
Extremely sorry for the mistake it won't be repeated in future. I am using Red Hat Linux 2.6.18-53.el5. I do have internet connection.I have downloaded nmap 5.50 and installed. Now i want to change the default path to the newer version just installed so that i can use it.Also i want to know is there any command which is used to directly upgrade software to a newer version. I tried using "yum update softwarename" but it didn't work. As far as repository is concerned i would like to know how to setup yum repository.


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Old 01-31-2011, 04:08 AM   #6
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see the red hat support pages
http://www.redhat.com/support/

nmap should in the default RHN repo
that is set up with the paid for license .
-- you will need your red hat user name and password you set up when you bought the license
https://access.redhat.com/wapps/supp...criptions.html

http://www.redhat.com/about/whysubscriptions/
http://www.redhat.com/rhel/desktop/
 
Old 03-29-2011, 01:40 PM   #7
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how to upgrade nmap on backtrack

Sorry,
already deleted it from here.

Last edited by lee_can; 03-29-2011 at 01:47 PM. Reason: wrong place to post my thread
 
Old 03-30-2011, 03:24 AM   #8
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I'm guessing you have a redhat machine, but no redhat support contract.
I'm guessing you downloaded the nmap program manually, as a rpm, or even as source, but all this without a proper redhat support contract.

As you can see, I'm doing some guessing because you did not provide the necessary informations yourself.

So now you have 2 nmap executable, and you want to be sure that when you execute nmap, it launches the nmap version that you downloaded, but not the one that was installed before. Correct???

if I'm guessing correctly, then you need to use the PATH variable, and put in it the path to your new nmap before the directory where that old nmap command still is.

can you post the result of the command:
cat /etc/redhat-release

Also, if you're using redhat without a support contract, I strongly suggest you switch to centos. If you were using redhat with a contract, or centos without a contract, you could do:

yum update nmap

and you would be done
 
Old 03-30-2011, 11:59 PM   #9
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Hi,
Thanks for all your replies i have already moved to CentOS 5.5.
 
  


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