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I want to use up2date to install the new version of the Linux kernel, simply because I use the propriatary Linux NVidia drivers and ergo need the src packages installed. To my knowledge/ability, I do not think yum can automatically retrieve the src packages with the RPM. I need the kernel source package to compile the NVidia driver.
Anyway, when I run up2date, and download ANY package, I get this error, even when I disable checking with a GPG signature:
An error has occurred:
See /var/log/up2date for more information
Below is my /var/log/up2date traceback. If anyone can help me, please let me know. Thanks.
[Wed Mar 8 22:31:48 2006] up2date File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/gui.py", line 1822, in doRetrieval
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/up2date.py", line 192, in getPackage
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/rpcServer.py", line 316, in doCall
ret = apply(method, args, kwargs)
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/repoDirector.py", line 39, in getPackageSource
return self.handlers[channel['type']].getPackageSource(channel, pkg, msgCallback, progressCallback)
File "/usr/share/rhn/up2date_client/repoBackends/genericRepo.py", line 17, in __getattr__
what are u talking about? up2date on fedora is just using the yum .repo files. Same as yum but with a GUI.
I have installed NVIDIA drivers for my video card and did not need to download anything extra. All you need is the kernel and kernel-devel packages installed, which you already have. By the way dont use up2date. I had too much vino and dont feel like typing too much more, just use yumex instead.