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Old 11-05-2003, 06:14 PM   #1
dooker@paisley
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Question RHN kernel update for v9 i686


I have just installed rh linux v9 and registered for the rhn to use uptodate. It informed me that the kernel required a critical update to a newer version but when I started to download this file the system informed me that the file was either corrupted or had been changed/damged and did not have a valid signature.

Is this file still ok to download and install?
 
Old 11-05-2003, 07:11 PM   #2
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since the kernel is the operating system, i would say no. and just in case you don't know, red hat has declared linux "not ready for the desktop yet" and they're not going to make red hat for desktops anymore, only the server edition will still be distributed. if you want another linux distro to try, use slackware (i've tried a lot of them, and slackware is my favorite). the install isn't quite as easy as red hat's, but if you can partition your hard drive you can do it. if you were going to use slack though, i would reccomend just installing every package (i think they call it a full install or something) because if you choose the option to choose all the packages to install they literally give you the option for all the packages, every last one which will take forever and you won't understand the purpose of all of them. if you've got any questions, just ask me here.

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Old 11-06-2003, 03:50 AM   #3
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Will the slackware have development tools on it? The reason that I require to have a unix based os is i am a student doing a client/server class for network programming (berekely sockets mainly)

Thank you for your quick reply.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 09:33 AM   #4
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i'm pretty sure it will have what you are looking for, and even if it doesn't you can almost certainly download it
 
  


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