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Old 11-07-2003, 08:06 PM   #91
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well you must already have a working version on there, it's just trying to update to a newer version.

one thing you can do is to try the up2date gui, it will let you pick which updates to install and you could update everything that works. Then you could try to fix the pearl update. Maybe it was just a bad download. If you remove the files from /var/spool/up2date you can download it again.
 
Old 11-07-2003, 08:56 PM   #92
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Thanks.. I'll try that on Monday.. Gotta get out of the city for w'kend to clear the brain!! Have a good weekend.

David 2!
 
Old 11-07-2003, 09:39 PM   #93
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Ok, I'm running rh8 and I've tried all the up2date stuff rh suggested, including the "no deps" thing, and I haven't been able to complete registration... I get "error registering server name" . Furthermore, with recent downloads of ANYTHING either rpm or .tar, I see the package on my screen but when I try to move or open any of these files, the computer doesn't recognize them! H-E-L-P!
 
Old 11-07-2003, 10:23 PM   #94
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Are you using a proxy?

Did you install the new up2date rpm?


show us the output of this command..

rpm -q up2date


and this one..

cat /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date
 
Old 11-08-2003, 04:58 PM   #95
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ok when I ran the first command: rpm -q up2date I got this:
up2date-3.0.7-1
up2date-3.0.7.2-1
and when I ran the second... I got
"bash: cat/etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date: No such file or directory"
 
Old 11-08-2003, 04:59 PM   #96
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btw, what does "affero" mean?
 
Old 11-09-2003, 01:49 AM   #97
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It's strange you have two versions of up2date, maybe that's the problem


There should be a space between cat and the rest of it


Affero is a site for making comments or donations for help received, check it out.

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Old 11-12-2003, 02:35 PM   #98
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oh, ok. Now, back to my issue.... I do appreciate your being around, and I'd like to know what I can to to enable my system to upgrade, especially so I can a: get my new printer to working via CUPS,
b: get my media players (xmms) and (xplayer) to work.
thanks for all suggestions.
 
Old 11-12-2003, 06:25 PM   #99
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g++ install with up2date

Ok, I know this is a super basic easy question, but I can't seem to find the answer. I'm using Redhat 9. How do you install g++ using up2date? I can't figure out what package it's in. Thanks.
 
Old 11-12-2003, 07:48 PM   #100
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isn't it part of gcc?



`up2date gcc`
 
Old 11-12-2003, 07:50 PM   #101
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back to the other post..

maybe if you reinstall the latest up2date rpm it will fix the problem.



I would try to remove it first with `rpm -e up2date`

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Old 11-12-2003, 11:51 PM   #102
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How would someone upgrade their rh8 install using apt-get? Just curious.... I'm leery of going back to red hat to try the up2date thing again...
 
Old 11-13-2003, 04:35 AM   #103
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Quote:
Originally posted by Blackrose1
oh, ok. Now, back to my issue.... I do appreciate your being around, and I'd like to know what I can to to enable my system to upgrade,
Run: rpm -e --allmatches --nodeps up2date up2date-gnome

Then go back to https://rhn.redhat.com and install a working up2date version as explained.

When you're done with that, configure up2date as suggested earlier. If you get the mysterious I/O error again upon accessing the config file, you have a much bigger problem lurking somewhere.
 
Old 11-13-2003, 04:07 PM   #104
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Ok, when I did that, I got a message
"warning: /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date saved as /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date.rpmsave"
what does this mean? btw, I'm @home, with the normal firewall settings.

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Old 11-13-2003, 05:39 PM   #105
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That means, that the information we get from you is pretty inaccurate and not helpful upon analyzing your problem(s). Some time ago you wrote you get an input/output error upon reading up2date's config file. Then you didn't pay attention to what DavidPhillips asked you to enter. And now RPM saves up2date's config file, so you don't lose it upon erasing the up2date packages. You can keep the up2date.rpmsave file and restore it after you have installed up2date again. Or you can delete it and configure up2date from scratch. RPM tries to be helpful, so you don't lose changes in config files.

Anyway, before you install up2date again, you should visit your Red Hat Network account at https://rhn.redhat.com and get rid of old system profiles. Make sure you have a free entitlement before trying to register your machine again.
 
  


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