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Is the RedHat up2date method good to use, or should I do this another way?
I am using RedHat 9 (2.4.20-8), with the KDE interface, and new to Linux, though I have many years experience with Windoze.
At one time in the last few weeks I had the Red Hat Network Alert Icon in the system panel (or whatever it's called), but I've apparently done away with it.
When I chose System Tools, Red Hat Network Alert Icon just now, I got this message:
An error occurred while loading or saving configuration information for rhn-applet. Some of your configuration settings may not work properly.
Configuration server couldn't be contacted:
CORBA error: IDLmg.org/CORBA/BAD_OPERATION:1.0
What have I done wrong, or what should I do? Or do I just need to run the RedHat Network configuration? I looked at it, but a lot of stuff in there was a bit confusing.
I was getting this error with a couple of applications. For some reason, it disappears when you delete the ~/.gconf and ~/.gconfd folders. (They are immediately recreated.) You may want to move them to a temp directory just in case.
When I run up2date, RHN wants to install about a gillion things.
I reformatted and reinstalled once just to keep all those *things* from running, this Linux box ran *so slow* with them all.
How do I know which ones to pick, and not? And when it came to the page about kernels, there was a button called Advisory. I clicked it and the browser displayed an hour glass for over 30 minutes, so I canceled.
Install it from a terminal, as root, with rpm -ivh apt-0.5.5cnc6-fr1.i386.rpm (use the binary package for your particular distribution - this is for RedHat 9)
Once that is done, then do this apt-get update
to update your package list. You don't have to think, just let apt do the work, it'll look at your machine and see what you need, and get the packages for you.
Then do this apt-get upgrade
Now let her rip, man! Depending upon the speed you receive, it will take some time, during which it will show you the progress like this (42%) and what package it is installing. I am on a 2Mbps adsl line, and it still took a while. You may want to start this at a time when most of the people where you live are asleep. That way there will be less activity through the servers (I do it very early in the morning), and your connectivity will be better, hence, you'll download faster.
Somewhere on these forums there was a detailed explanation about apt. I read the word and suggestions a lot before actually trying it.
First, don't let frustration with new terms overwhelm you. Even the *experts* at LQ were once newbies. Most of them are extremely patient. Just backup your data and do some of these things. You'll find out what works and what doesn't. I keep a notebook just for Linux stuff, so I know what I did, where I messed up, and what works. I build and repair computers, so I can't possibly remember everything. I also bookmark good posts in LQ so I can go back and read them again. Plus, get all the RedHat manuals from here: http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/
and read them. They have lots of answers.
I won't try to address your up2date questions, since the purpose of my last post was to direct you to use Apt instead of up2date. The question about your current kernel was also answered in the above mentioned thread.
If I am not mistaken, Apt gives you a choice of which packages to install. Since there are so many packages that I just don't have a clue about, I let it install them all.
Originally posted by ehdwuld Hate to reopen an old tread but,
did anyone find out what was causeing the error in the first post
I'm getting the same error when I start the gnome monitor and the up2date button
Well Redhat did state that the up2date SSL connection problems are due to an update in the SSL certificate - read more about that here: https://rhn.redhat.com/ (that's the first thing you see).
Also for Chinaman and others,
don't get the newest kernel at www.kernel.org !! If you get it there, then you'll have to compile your own kernel. If you want an update for RH9 or other versions go to redhat's site and get a pre-compiled rpm - just need to install it - no need to make your own version of a kernel!!!