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This is driving me batty!
I have spent 4 hrs or better just trying to get a functional YUM after a new install. All the posts I find are old and NONE of them work.
I have changed the YUM.CONF a gazillion times, and the .REPO files too.
Does anyone have an FC4 box that YUM works on, who would like to share their configuration files?
Just guessing, but since FC4 is now quite old and is unsupported, the repositories may not exist. You haven't been very specific about what you mean by 'not working'. Is yum not running, crashing, reporting odd things, other?
Thanks guys for the feedback.
The problems I experienced seemed to be with bugs in the XML files that are at the repositories as best I remember. Of course, I also had problems with finding valid repositories at one point.
As for Fedora 8, well one of the reasons I've been using open source O/S is because I was tired of Microsoft leading me around by the nose; having to upgrade every time they needed more money (or lose support of the O/S).
Sounds like now, Fedora/RedHat has gone the same route...
Nevertheless, I do have the Fedora 8 DVD.
having to upgrade every time they needed more money (or lose support of the O/S)
I can't be agree here for many reasons:
-As you have to update your Windows with service packs (I'm not talking about different windows version like XP and Vista), you have to update your linux system, OK the process is different, for windows you're using the windows update, and for fedora, it's far more easier to use the new version media, even if it looks like a reinstalation, it's an update (if you choose the right menu of course).
-If you have a piece of software which need an outdated linux version, you can install the last linux distribution, and install only part that are needed by your software, for example a driver only need a specific kernel (OK if you need a 2.4 kernel in a 2.6 distribution, it's a pain in the ass, but it's possible), but the others system parts are the updated ones. And if for any reason, you have to use a whole outdated linux version, you can find it and install any software you want "by hand"...
-And at last, fedora core (and many others) is free, it costs nothing, nada, gratis, that's far less than any MS OS! If you pay for a linux system, you pay for services around it, not for it.
One of the GNU/Linux motivation is to freed computer user from the idea that if you want to update a software, you need to update your OS, but to update your OS, you need to update your hardware (and vice-versa). You can (and you have to) use the latest GNU/Linux distribution on an older computer! Thus you benefit from security and performance enhancements...
Fedora is a short-life product by design. If you want longer-term support, then the Redhat Enterprise versions are what you should look at. Other distributors have similar support policies and mechanisms. There are RHEL clones, such as CentOS, Scientific Linux and probably others which are essentially rebadged RHEL, and are supported in some sense.
It is always a trade-off between having a stable distro with long-term support, and always having latest-greatest versions of all packages. Such is the nature of rapidly evolving software.