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Old 10-02-2009, 08:09 AM   #1
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rpmlib upgradation

Hi! I was trying to install NCTUns-6.0 which is meant for fedora 11. I have fedora 9 so i thought that if i installed the kernel on which f11 operates then it would be good enough. Now after compiling the kernel and booting it, i tried to install the NCTUns software , during installation it said :

Install and enable rsh-server for command console
STATE: install Xinetd Internet services daemon
warning: /home/shabih/Desktop/NCTUns_f11/NCTUns-6.0/RPMS/xinetd-2.3.14-22.fc11.i586.rpm:
Header V3 RSA/SHA256 signature: NOKEY, key ID d22e77f2
error: Failed dependencies:
rpmlib(FileDigests) <= 4.6.0-1 is needed by xinetd-2.3.14-22.fc11.i586

ERROR: install xinetd daemon rpmfile failed...

Now what i ve understood from this is that, I needed to install a newer rpm version. So i downloaded the latest rpm from i e. rpm-4.7.1 , it was in the .tar.bz2 format, i extracted it, now i have no idea what to do...i mean how do i install this thing?

Please help me out guys!

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Installing a version of RPM not meant for your distribution version is a recipe for disaster. The preferred route for you should be to upgrade to F10 and then to F11 because that's how you use Fedora. If you don't understand that or don't like it you should choose another distribution. If you're not willing to upgrade then go find the .src.rpm for xinetd-2.3.14-22.fc11.i586.rpm then recompile it for your distribution version. Note however official support for F9 is dropped or will be dropped real soon leaving you with an outdated and possibly vulnerable version of Fedora.
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Support was dropped for F9 several months ago and support for F10 will drop one month after F12 is released (November?).

IF there are no dependency issue rebuilding a rpm is pretty easy. The more central the package is to the system, the more likely you will run into dependency issues.

If you like Fedora but want longer support, look at Centos. Centos is RHEL(Red Hat Enterprise Linux) with the logos stripped out. It is binary compatible with RHEL and is free to download/update (unlike RHEL). Centos/RHEL 5.X will have support until at least 2014. Centos/RHEL5.x was based on FC6.
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NCTUns : the version for Fedora 9 is here


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