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I'm downloading all available (or most all available) rpms from Fedora Legacy so that I can upgrade from Rh 7.3 to 9.
Basically, I'm creating a local repository, but I'm using wget instead of yum since my yum install is broken.
My question is this:
If I can't fix yum, and once I have all the rpms, is there a way I can automate the upgrade/install process so that the upgrade sort of goes by itself once I have the rpms?
I've read some of the howto's and really do not look forward to creating a custom kernel.
And I really don't want to have to deal w/ dependencies outside of yum. I have no idea how to solve a dependency issue installing an rpm, and there are alot of depencencies installing rpms.
If you have a friend with hi-speed ask him, or there is always buying the cd's.
It'll cost you around ten bucks with shipping, not bad.
Wow... can we stick with the question here? If that was really a solution, this thread wouldn't have been here.
Anyways, why not get the latest yum and install it. Then use it to update your system. If rpm install is your only option, then your stuck with different dependencies. First test the rpms, check the errors, and post them here for analysis (to direct you to get the different lib files.)
Sure thing about posting the different errors etc, Sayed.
About the yum stuff: like I posted, my yum is currently "broken", so I'm going to try to uninstall and reinstall. I can't get the current ver of yum after uninstalling since--you guessed it--there are dependency issues!!!
So I'm using wget. You have to stay w/ it since it's not completely automatic, and like I posted, the juice here isn't constant. Anyway, I've got 7.3, then I'm going (God willing) to 9, and from there to FC 1 etc.
Am almost done w/ the rpm downloads. And of course, hopefully I'll have yum up and running. My plan is to build the local repository and point yum.conf to install from there.
If this doesn't work I have no plan B. I don't see playing tic/tac/toe w/ the rpms since I am a newbie and upgrading isn't exactly a snap.
Originally posted by securehack Because he has no way of getting FC3 or FC4, or any OS in this case because he is on a 56k. Please read thread before answering.
Yes I read the thread before answering, what makes you think that I didn't? There is more than one way of obtaining a Linux distro without downloading it yourself. In this instance, the initial poster can get it by[list=1][*]getting someone with a high speed connection to download and burn it for them[*]buy from a cheap linux cd reseller e.g. cheeplinux, osdisc[*]get someone to send it to them and replace the senders media and shipping costs[*]appeal to well wishers on this site to send it to them (quite a few people do this in locations where getting distros can be quite hard).[/list=1]