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Old 10-21-2009, 05:48 AM   #1
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What is updated when update ???


Maybe a stupid question, but... when I choose update software from the administration tab in F10, there is made an update to ALL installed programs or only for the base one ? I mean, if I installed something like sunbird or k3b or adobe (that are not included in the DVD installation), they are also updated or I must separate check for updates for these programs ?
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Old 10-21-2009, 05:50 AM   #2
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No, everything you have installed yourself using yum, are updated to their latest versions.
 
Old 10-21-2009, 08:10 AM   #3
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Thank you for the answer ! I build nothing, (I never succeedd !), so everything is from a repository or by a rpm file. The programs that I have installed locally with from rpm files with direct command (-ivh) or by double clicking and chose install with package installer, will be also automatically updated, I suppose ?
 
Old 10-21-2009, 08:39 AM   #4
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YUM does recognize those packages that are installed from a pre built rpm. So it should update the package even if it is installed using the rpm file.
 
Old 10-21-2009, 09:45 AM   #5
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YUM does recognize those packages that are installed from a pre built rpm. So it should update the package even if it is installed using the rpm file.
Your sure about this? I'd say when I have to install packages by hand the reason for this is that the repository did not contain it....
I would at least take extra attention to these.
 
Old 10-21-2009, 09:34 PM   #6
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The point is that yum is just a front end to the rpm db. Its main advantage is it automatically resolves dependencies. It has other facilities. To see the similarities, read http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-2531
 
Old 10-22-2009, 12:56 AM   #7
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if the rpm was not in the fedora repos you have turned on / installed for yum -- then they will NOT update

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I build nothing, (I never succeedd !),
this might be do to installing rpm's using the rpm command . missing dependencies and / or incompatible rpm's
for example rpm's from rpmfusion ARE incompatible with rpmforge .Well rpmforge is incompatible with everybody else ,really .


the quickest way to FUBAR fedora is to install random rpm's from all over the net.
 
Old 10-22-2009, 01:21 AM   #8
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Thank you for the answer ! I build nothing, (I never succeedd !), so everything is from a repository or by a rpm file. The programs that I have installed locally with from rpm files with direct command (-ivh) or by double clicking and chose install with package installer, will be also automatically updated, I suppose ?
No,rpm -ivh will not update the package.
Probably it's rpm -Uvh to update a package.
Code:
man rpm
 
Old 10-22-2009, 03:29 AM   #9
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No,rpm -ivh will not update the package.
Probably it's rpm -Uvh to update a package.
Code:
man rpm
I'd say we are common with the usage of rpm but thanks for the reminder. But tell me where does rpm get its -U packages from?
 
  


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