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Old 07-31-2002, 07:35 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Redhat 7.1 Updates


I have a CD with the Redhat 7.1 updates. It has a directory full of RPM's Do i manualy install each one? if so in what order? or is there a better way?

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Old 07-31-2002, 09:23 PM   #2
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Depending on the updates, those updates from a 7.1 cd might be already outdated since they do have 7.3 out as the latest version. Any type of updates you should actually just consider getting the latest from Redhat or download whatever it is your updating from the internet.
 
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The updates are from a magazine CD and as far as I know are the latest.

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Old 08-01-2002, 01:44 AM   #4
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up2date

Your best bet would be to use Red Hat's up2date utility. up2date will automagicly download and update your currentently installed rpms to the latest from ftp://updates.redhat.com. There are also many other options (command line options) such as, to just list the outdated rpms or just download the rpms and not install them. You also have the option to have an email sent to you when an rpm is out of date due to updates or bugs. It's pretty simple to setup and there's also a gui but personally, i like the command line.

If you don't have up2date installed you will find it on your 7.1 CD and you will no longer have to wait for updates via mailed CDs.

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Old 08-02-2002, 02:21 AM   #5
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When I try to use Up2date it cannot find the host probably because I am using a Proxy. How do I get around this?

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Old 08-02-2002, 06:37 AM   #6
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/etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date

#enableProxy[comment]=Use a HTTP Proxy
enableProxy=1

If your proxy is Squid, or really any proxy, be aware older versions are subject to cache poisoning. Also proxying https to rhn kinda defeats the usage of https IMO.
 
Old 08-02-2002, 09:06 PM   #7
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How long would this up2date take on dialup?
 
Old 08-03-2002, 05:11 AM   #8
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It depends how many packages you have installed in your system. May be hundreds of megs.
It's much better idea to use the cd you have.
Install the rpms one by one using
rpm -F packagename
This will install the package only if there's older versions (of course, you can use rpm -i, too).
If you get an error, read the message (usually it means "install package xxxx" before), install dependencies, then try again with the package.
 
Old 08-03-2002, 07:09 AM   #9
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Thank you, Mara.
 
Old 08-05-2002, 04:02 AM   #10
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I feel your pain with dialup. I would do what Mara said with the rpm -F packagename

Then you could check up2date if there are later packages then the cd offered and how many by running "up2date -l". This will only list the outdated packages.
 
  


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