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Old 05-28-2004, 02:10 PM   #1
Adrian Baker
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why can't I install an rpm...???


Hi there

I'm new to Linux, but have Red Hat 9 up and running... fairly well too!

However, I can't use RHN update as I get an error message saying 'problem with username' or something like that.

I followed a link on this site to https://rhn.redhat.com/help/latest-up2date.pxt wheer it tells me the certificates ran out and I must update my rpm files with...

Red Hat Linux 9 i386

* up2date-3.1.23.2-1.i386.rpm - MD5 Checksum: 3faabcb9cc610627fe378b88d0b2b928
* up2date-gnome-3.1.23.2-1.i386.rpm - MD5 Checksum: 733d0aca17c15af0b1fa709ba86337dc
* rhnlib-1.0-4.noarch.rpm - MD5 Checksum: 82aaa7db64385b88ea189d790a2d50e0
* pyOpenSSL-0.5.1-8.i386.rpm - MD5 Checksum: e32103529436f320574388304a45d1a7


So I downloaded the files to my USB memory stick in /mnt/usb. However, I can't install the first two files. If I right click on them in Gnome and choose the 'install package ' option, a 'checking dependancies' dialogue box comes up and then nothing....

I tried installing them in a terminal window, but it just tells me file not found. I did 'cd' into the directory, but it still says file not found:

[root@localhost usb]# rpm -Fvh up2date-*
error: File not found by glob: up2date-3[1].1.23.2-1.i386.rpm
error: File not found by glob: up2date-gnome-3[1].1.23.2-1.i386.rpm
[root@localhost usb]#

How come it lists the two RPM files that it supposedly can't find???

I'm puzzled. Can anyone offer some advice please?

Thanks
 
Old 05-28-2004, 02:40 PM   #2
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Adrian Baker

Sorry to tell you this, but support for Redhat 9 ended on April 30, 2004 so whatever the problem is installing your packages you are really wasting your time

If you look carefully at the link you provided it is dated August 28th, 2003

Regards

Pete
 
Old 05-28-2004, 05:06 PM   #3
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can he backdate his computer to "trick" the RPM into believe it's the year 2002 and then installing the RPM?
 
Old 05-28-2004, 05:28 PM   #4
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Micro420

Sorry perhaps I did'nt make it very clear the first time

Adrian Baker is trying to update his Redhate up2date package which no longer works or at least is not supported any longer

I did'nt mean he is wasting his time with Redhat just these packages

Pete
 
Old 05-29-2004, 06:56 AM   #5
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Thanks for the advice guys....

Changing the date sounds like it would work... But as RH9 isn't supported anymore anyway, I suppose its time to move up to Fedora.

Thanks anyway
Adrian
 
  


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