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Old 11-19-2008, 01:45 AM   #1
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yum update AND package updater find no updates


Hi peoples,

A while ago while I was getting some hardware issues fixed with my Linux Fedora 8 machine the Package UPdater was disabled. I don't know how to re-enable it. I read some posts on this site that said to just use yum to update software as it's doing the PUP thing anyway. So I tried the following:

[root@mythtv user1]# yum update firefox
Setting up Update Process
Could not find update match for firefox
No Packages marked for Update
[root@mythtv user1]# yum update yum
Setting up Update Process
Could not find update match for yum
No Packages marked for Update


This is despite the fact I'm running Firefox 2, and 3 is currently the latest.

Any ideas?

Berwhale
 
Old 11-19-2008, 02:20 AM   #2
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What does

yum update

Show?

Can you post everything from the yum update commend to when you get the prompt back - eg

Quote:
# yum update
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, refresh-packagekit
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
* livna: ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de
* fedora: mirror.3fl.net.au
* rpmfusion-free-updates: ftp.upjs.sk
* rpmfusion-nonfree-updates: ftp.upjs.sk
* rpmfusion-free: ftp.upjs.sk
* updates-newkey: mirror.3fl.net.au
* updates: mirror.3fl.net.au
* rpmfusion-nonfree: ftp.upjs.sk
livna | 2.1 kB 00:00
fedora | 2.4 kB 00:00
rpmfusion free-updates | 2.7 kB 00:00
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates | 2.7 kB 00:00
rpmfusion-free | 951 B 00:00
adobe-linux-i386 | 951 B 00:00
updates- | 2.3 kB 00:00
rpmfusion-nonfree | 951 B 00:00
Setting up Update Process
No Packages marked for Update
If you want, check /etc/yum.conf and make sure you have some of the repos in /etc/yum.repos.d enabled
 
Old 11-19-2008, 02:55 AM   #3
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Fedora sticks with the major revision of most software that was released initially, they only patch that revision. F8 came out with FF2.X and that is all the standard Fedora repos will have (and of course patched updates of that version). Current FF for F8 is Fedora/2.0.0.18-1.fc8 .


Keep in mind that F8 only has a little over a month of support life left.

Last edited by lazlow; 11-19-2008 at 02:57 AM.
 
Old 11-20-2008, 05:10 AM   #4
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yum update AND package updater find no updates

The output to yum update is:

# yum update
Setting up Update Process
No Packages marked for Update


The content of /etc/yum.conf is, well the output of "vi yum.conf" is:

[main]
cachedir=/var/cache/yum
keepcache=0
debuglevel=2
logfile=/var/log/yum.log
exactarch=1
obsoletes=1
gpgcheck=1
plugins=1
metadata_expire=1800
installonly_limit=2

# PUT YOUR REPOS HERE OR IN separate files named file.repo
# in /etc/yum.repos.d

#[atrpms]
#name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - ATrpms
#baseurl=http://dl.atrpms.net/f$releasever-$basearch/atrpms/stable
#gpgkey=http://ATrpms.net/RPM-GPG-KEY.atrpms
#gpgcheck=1

The content of yum.repos.d is:

fedora-development.repo fedora.repo fedora-updates-testing.repo
Fedora-install-media.repo fedora-updates.repo

Meanwhile I have quite little idea of what this all means.

Cheers,
Berwhale
 
Old 11-20-2008, 05:18 AM   #5
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Check the files in /etc/yum.repos.d and make sure that they dont all have "enabled = 0" for each repo (there may be more than one per file).

Before you do that, try

yum clean all

and try the update again.

What does "yum update" show (ie without firefox on the end)
 
Old 11-21-2008, 09:30 AM   #6
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Angry Have updated some things including Firefox but regret it

Hi again,

I've updated firefox to 3 but now my extensive bookmarks have vanished and the browser's functions don't work properly - like the back button doesn't work - something basic. Now I remember why I didn't want to update anything!

Can someone help?

Berwhale
 
Old 11-21-2008, 09:32 AM   #7
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Angry Menu items don't work in Firefox either

Hi again,

I don't know what I am doing wrong - am I cursed. Menu items don't work in Firefox. Can't go back - change preferences - anything - this is very frustrating
 
Old 11-21-2008, 01:58 PM   #8
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How did you install FF3 and where did you get it from?
 
Old 11-22-2008, 12:31 AM   #9
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I installed Firefox 3 via Package Updater. I don't know where exactly it came from - how would I find that out?
 
Old 11-22-2008, 12:40 AM   #10
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Post the results of: yum repolist

I cannot find FF3 in any of the standard repos. IF you installed a rpm that was not specifically for F8 (say a F9 rpm) that can cause problems. You also want to be careful on using atrpms (on Fedora) when you are using any other third party repos. While the situation is much better now, they have had a long history of not playing well with other repos (including Fedora's own repo).

You can also post the results of: yum info firefox
 
Old 11-23-2008, 12:11 AM   #11
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Hi,

Output of yum repolist:

repo id repo name status
development Fedora - Development enabled : 11,416
development-debuginf Fedora - Development - Debug enabled : 4,059
development-source Fedora - Development - Source enabled : 6,406
fedora Fedora 8 - i386 enabled : 8,439
fedora-debuginfo Fedora 8 - i386 - Debug enabled : 3,239
fedora-source Fedora 8 - Source enabled : 4,834
updates Fedora 8 - i386 - Updates enabled : 1
updates-debuginfo Fedora 8 - i386 - Updates - Debug enabled : 0
updates-source Fedora 8 - Updates Source enabled : 1
updates-testing Fedora 8 - i386 - Test Updates enabled : 468
updates-testing-debu Fedora 8 - i386 - Test Updates Debug enabled : 138
updates-testing-sour Fedora 8 - Test Updates Source enabled : 247
repolist: 39,248


Output of yum info firefox:

Name : firefox
Arch : i386
Version : 3.0.4
Release : 1.fc10
Size : 14 M
Repo : installed
Summary : Mozilla Firefox Web browser
URL : http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firefox/
License : MPLv1.1 or GPLv2+ or LGPLv2+
Description: Mozilla Firefox is an open-source web browser, designed for
: standards compliance, performance and portability.


Now is that "Release 1.fc10" the problem and do I need a release for fc8?

Cheers,
Berwhale
 
Old 11-23-2008, 12:48 AM   #12
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Ok. You have the testing repo enabled. Which currently houses F10 packages, but soon after F10 is released(on the 25th) it will house F11 packages. By having this enabled you may have pretty much borked the entire system. You do not know which rpms are meant for F10 and which ones are for F8. Since F8 will hit EOL(End of life) in about a month, I would say this would be a real good time to switch versions. And yes, for the most part, a package is specific to one distro, one version, and one arch.
 
Old 11-24-2008, 04:34 AM   #13
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OK I have changed the instances of enable=1 to enable=0 in the fedora-updates-testing.repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d - whether that has done anything I don't know.

I have uninstalled Firefox then tried yum install firefox but it still wants to install for fc10.

Anyway, I have also downloaded Fedora 9 and have burnt the image to a DVD - which now shows the files on the DVD (not the iso file) - is that the right thing to do because the computer won't boot from the DVD. GNOME HELP is useless when searching for "how to boot from DVD" - I tried Google but to no avail. How do I actually install Fedora 9 from this DVD? And will I need to re-setup MythTV with all the Channel IDs and DVD files allowing DVDs to be played? Will I also need to reinstall the files allowing mp3's and MPEG and mov files to be played? Honestly why does it have to be quite so complicated? Also last time I updated the kernel of Fedora 8 the Graphics no longer worked in MythTV.
 
Old 11-24-2008, 05:32 AM   #14
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I have now managed to boot from the DVD - it was then checked/verified - which it passed. Then I went to continue and a box came up saying error and only one option to press OK. The disc was then ejected then inserted and again the error box popped up with only the option of OK - and repeat. I went through this with two burnt DVDs with the same result.

Can anyone shed light on this?
 
Old 11-24-2008, 05:43 AM   #15
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Is this still part of the check media dialogue?

Is so, you may need to reboot, but just skip the media check (since the disk already passed).
 
  


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