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Old 12-25-2003, 12:52 AM   #1
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Fedora update /RHN question


I still using RH9 and playing w/Fedora, For me Fedora seems fine everything seems to work without problems. Heres the question since it uses RHN what happens in april when RH stops supporting desktop vers, will fedora still feed from RHN or have its own thing, I know core 2 is due by then, also I read that whenever a new Fedora core is released you MUST upgrade to continue to receive updates is that true? I'd always want the latest ver but thats a little weird.
 
Old 12-25-2003, 03:07 AM   #2
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fedora updates are not coming from RHN, and never did.


I would say since it's a rolling update that yes you will need to upgrade. Should not be a big deal if you have a fast connection.

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Old 12-25-2003, 05:57 AM   #3
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I might be wrong, but my RHN in FC1 keeps blinking asking me to update my distro .. so I guess RHN still works with FC1 .. but well, I've never a need to use one .. Synaptic is much friendlier ..
 
Old 12-25-2003, 01:20 PM   #4
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It's not coming from the RedHat Update site. It's coming from the Fedora updates site. So it just should keep working. The up2date program is still used.
 
Old 12-25-2003, 02:35 PM   #5
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Yes, although it's CALLED the RHN Up2Date, it really ISN'T anymore for Fedora...it's
a yum repository profided for the Fedora Project. The sources file that comes with
the distro points to an http site that has all of the stable updates and core files.

You can also, if desired, change that file to point to the repository suggested at
the Fedora Web Page for updates. It's just that it is now not part of the RHN...and
it's totally free! And to think that people were complaining that Red Hat was "dropping"
the RH Linux line! This is BETTER!
 
Old 12-25-2003, 04:27 PM   #6
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And to think that people were complaining that Red Hat was "dropping"
the RH Linux line! This is BETTER!
Thats how I figured it, So what if fedora is a guinea pig for RHEL, so would have been every future desktop ver of RH. I'd think that would make RH put more into Fedora than they would of thier own distro since they don't have to support it.
 
  


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