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vishwaadiga 12-14-2009 03:43 AM

Upgrade rhel4...
 
hi all,

i have installed Red Hat Linux AS 4(Nahant update 2).
now i need to upgrade 4 or above...
so where can i get updates & how to apply??

Thanks
Adiga

datopdog 12-14-2009 03:57 AM

register you machine on the redhat network then you can update. i think rhel4 still uses up2date not yum.

vishwaadiga 12-14-2009 04:48 AM

hi Datopdog,


See i i downloaded http://rpmfind.net/linux/redhat/upda...S/en/os/SRPMS/

in this

redhat-release-4AS-5.5.src.rpm

if i run this i am getting error/
so ithink i need to udate this to 2.4
then to 3 .. like i have to do or wat?

datopdog 12-14-2009 04:51 AM

Why are you using RHEL if you do not have a licence ? You are better of using Centos. The link you provided is a link to SRPM's not binary RPM's.

knudfl 12-14-2009 11:51 AM

Short :
RHEL is actually useless without a paid account / license.

As @datopdog says : Use CentOS 4.8 ( or 5.4 )
CentOS is one of the free copies of RHEL.

Scientific Linux is another exact copy, also recommendable.
.....

P.S. : SRC RPMS's are source code.
.....

chrism01 12-14-2009 05:04 PM

As above. either get (or retrieve if you have one) a paid subscription, then just do 'up2date' as root to get 4.8, or get Centos.
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-2531

In either case, don't try to upgrade from 4.x to 5.x. Even RH don't support that
http://www.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red...ted_Notes.html
Backup your data/cfgs and do a clean install for 5.x


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