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Old 06-09-2005, 10:29 PM   #1
bcage
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problem with up2date


I am a newbie. I downloaded and installed fedora core 3 successfully and ran up2date. It worked without problem. In playing with the system, I tripped into the setup for rhn and set up an account. Now when I try to run up2date, it prompts me to log into rhn and register. I have not signed up for support through rhn and don't plan to.

Can anyone tell me how to put up2date back to the delivered functionality? I tried the obvious, deleting the various config files, erasing the up2date package and reinstalling... all to no avail. Any help out there?

Thanksb
 
Old 06-10-2005, 11:18 AM   #2
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First of all, Welcome to LQ!

Now, I've done this a few time before too and have never truly found the answer. I suspect there is some setting somewhere that allows you to get updates, but I've never looked to hard into it since I find yum to work a lot better than up2date.

If you're really found of up2date, I know that reinstalling Fedora will solve the problem, but is probably overkill for such a small problem. I would suggest switching to yum (it's probably already installed on your system) or waiting for someone who knows a little more about this to answer.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 06-11-2005, 07:59 AM   #3
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thanks

I don't know enough yet to have an opinion about yum, apt, up2date, etc, the thing that is driving me more is not so much getting the updates as just the challenge of figuring out what is wrong. You always learn more trying to solve a problem than any other way. So far, I have learned how to use a bunch of the tools including rpm. It is all very challenging at this point.

Thanks for your help. I will jump into yum and see what I can learn about that. If anything pops into your head about directions to go on the up2date side, I will follow those also.
 
Old 06-12-2005, 08:21 AM   #4
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Hi does running up2date --configure help you at all ? Also check out up2date --help there is a --register command that may be of help to.

Using yum is allot faster though all you do is yum update. The up2date gui just calls this for you.

Also check out http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/apt/FAQ.php#B
This makes installing new packages really simple.

Last edited by Simon_6162; 06-12-2005 at 09:31 AM.
 
Old 06-12-2005, 09:31 AM   #5
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up2date config does not help. Even removing the packages and re-installing didn't help. Some config file somewhere now has a setting that pushes me to rhn... oh well. I took up yum as many have suggested and I am updating fine now. I am still curious about the up2date thing, but for the most part I have adopted yum and have moved on to other problems like getting a wireless PCMCIA LAN card to work... the learning curve on Linux is steep!!

If anyone out there knows where the up2date/rhn flag lives, I would love to know, but I am not aggressively pursuing it now... Thanks for your help.
 
Old 06-12-2005, 09:34 AM   #6
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sorry just did an edit but you may have missed it. have you tried the --register. Good luck with the wireless lan card. make sure you have the pcmcia deamon running that one always gets me!
 
Old 06-12-2005, 11:10 AM   #7
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I think --register is where I started down the wrong path. I did that and then went on to the rhn site and set up an ID et.al. from that point the two are mated 'til death (or a reinstall) do them part. Thanks for throwing out suggestions, though.
 
  


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