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Old 03-20-2005, 09:53 AM   #1
ftvjr
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Question Changing the up2date configuration


I am new to LInux and have downloaded and installed Fedora Core 3 to a Gateway laptop. I am having fun learning. I noticed the red exclamation point and needed to download 250+ upates. I started this process and it successfully downloaded them. My question is how can I configure this to install them. Do I have to do each one manually? When I begin this process, some of them tell me I need other things installed first. It gets a bit rediculous to bounce around and install this before that etc.

i remember seeing when I initially started up2date that i could have had this automatically install after downloading. How can I get back to that configuration and make the change. Please keep in mind I have literally no expierience outside of the windows environment.

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Old 03-20-2005, 02:50 PM   #2
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Up2date will install the updates that it downloads. The gotcha is that by default it doesn't download a couple of types of packages (which other packages need).

When you run through, look for the package exceptions tab, select the entry kernel*, and Remove it from the exceptions list. You may also want *unselect* the option to not upgrade when the configuration files have been altered (under Retrieval/Installation) - this is an unnecessary safety measure that also block updating all packages.

Please note that up2date is slightly crippled and due for replacement - if you use the "yum" command-line utility it can also download and install software that isn't included on the discs, as well as do updates. You'll see yum mentioned a fair bit if you read up on Fedora.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 08:25 AM   #3
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also if you like GUI install yum and yumex for front-end or similar and you're good to go
 
  


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