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Old 02-14-2004, 12:16 AM   #1
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Should I be worried about this? (RH9)


I have a 466 Mhz Celeron system with 128MB RAM running RH9. I'm trying to download and update my RH9 through the RHN through a user account. I try instaling the updates and my system goes incredibly slow. Trying to update the system so RH9 can be less buggy and tempermental with me. The update is about 34MB.
 
Old 02-14-2004, 12:37 AM   #2
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I take it you are using up2date to *try* to accomplish this?? I messed, fiddled and swore at up2date for a few months until I discover, with the help of these boards, a wonderful program that does the same thing call apt and yum. I used to use apt and then after I switched over to Fedora I started using yum. Now I can't figure out why I stayed with up2date as long as I did.

Just my 2 cents but you might want to at least check out apt for RH. You can find it over at the Red Hat Network website.

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Old 02-14-2004, 12:46 AM   #3
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Yes, I was using up2date. I'm a newb to pretty much everything Linux. Just trying to build a cheap system for my MP3s.
 
Old 02-14-2004, 12:43 PM   #4
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Well, Yum or Apt cost absolutely nothing to use except a few minutes of your time to setup and they work just like up2date but, IMHO, much much faster and painless.

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Old 02-14-2004, 01:21 PM   #5
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Either I don't get how APT replaces up2date or it doesn't work for me either. I downloaded APT, ran the RPM. Then I went to Terminal and ran 'apt update && install synaptic' as it said on one website. I did that and the computer just kept running and running again like it did with up2date (all night it did this). I don't get it, my computer just doesn't want to be updated or something.
 
Old 02-14-2004, 07:39 PM   #6
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Here is a good site to get Yum from (similar to apt) and also there is a lot of great info at this site about how to use and setup yum : http://linux.duke.edu/projects/yum/download.ptml

Here is another good site on how to use yum at : http://www.yellowdoglinux.com/suppor...eral/yum.shtml

And when you want to setup your yum.conf file this is the best site : http://fedora.artoo.net/faq/

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Old 03-08-2004, 03:28 PM   #7
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Sorry, but I thought I'd update everybody on this.

Turned out I didn't have enough RAM in my computer so it wouldn't load it easily.

I didn't know 128MB wouldn'tve been enough to handle RH9's Add/Remove Applications.
 
  


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