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Old 11-12-2004, 03:33 PM   #1
birras
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RHEL3 update-rpms good for rh9? or howto keep rh9 up2date?


Im going back to rh9 after a sad experience with fc1...
at least everything works as expected with rh9.

just one thing that bugs me is how to keep rh9 to date?

for example: I need python 2.3, but when I run rpm -u ..I get the mesage that its not supported.

same happens with most rpms build for fc1

with fc1 there is a long list of up-dats at the fc.rh.com site, but obviously rh9 is not supported anymore and fc1 rpmīs tend to have issues with rh9.

now my theory is to get the source rpms up-dates for RHEL3, as someone told me , that RHEL rpms are verry well supported by rh9 as well as fc1. is he right?

I tried with building rpms from source, but ws not verry succesfull with it
(Im no hack) so if this theory is right, I might as well can use allready build update rpms for distros like centos or scientific linux ( I dont have DSL, otherwise Id just download these distros)
 
Old 11-13-2004, 11:34 PM   #2
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Depending on what you want, you might be ok with some of the source RPMS.

Have you looked at www.fedoralegacy.org? They maintain updated packages (even now) for Red Hat 9 and other retired versions of Red Hat Linux. You might find what you need there.
 
Old 11-14-2004, 02:46 AM   #3
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rpmfind

I use RPMFIND.NET.

For your python requirement:

http://rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/se...mit=Search+...

got me a list of RPM downloads.
 
Old 11-14-2004, 12:46 PM   #4
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thx..Ive been to these sites, and had bad issues with a couple of programs...no more service settings/cups/ administrative tools---gone and not fixable, even after upgrading some packages (specialist told me) =same as here:

http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedor.../msg01240.html


but I really would appreciate if someone cold confirm me what he said:

rpms build on rhel3 are well suitable for rh9 and fc1. meaning they are 100% good for these versions.

is this right? because this would mean that rh9 users could have an absolut newish system upate with all the newest versions. just a thought-

(it doesnt men that I might run into the same problem again, agghh. is frustrating when one has to rebuiold a certain number of packages because they depent on python 2.2 but one need 2.3 and 2.0 on the same box as well...

on win Ive all 3 python versions living happiely together without any issues whatsoever.

I compile and build them myself now from source and just link my neccessary programs to the python path...hope that will work..otherwise its just a waste of time!
 
Old 11-14-2004, 01:11 PM   #5
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If you give up on rpm installs, go after a good howto site for compiling your own using the usual steps:
- install gcc and required libraries installed (big step)
- make -configure (customize locations and options)
- make -install
 
  


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