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Old 07-30-2003, 01:10 AM   #1
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Question Red Hat 9 updates


I just downloaded Red Hat 9 off the Internet. (all three disk) The install went fine but the Red Hat web site will not let me download the updates without giving a authentication code. How do you get the updates without the code?
 
Old 07-30-2003, 01:23 AM   #2
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Click on that little red hat in the lower left corner then go to Run Program... and type up2date when it starts up. I'm sure you can take it from there =)
 
Old 07-30-2003, 03:59 AM   #3
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No. You cannot.
Redhat no longer provides the updates for free.
You have to subscribe and pay for it.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 05:43 AM   #4
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That is not correct, I have free updates. You just need to register for a RHN account.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 05:50 AM   #5
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Old 07-30-2003, 08:11 AM   #6
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I have a Red Hat account from when I had bought Red Hat 7.3 but it will not let me get the updates for Red Hat 9. When I use the up2date, it won't let me download the updates.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 08:18 AM   #7
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You can also download red-carpet from http://www.ximian.com/products/redcarpet/
 
Old 07-30-2003, 11:02 AM   #8
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Hi RAM6519,

Red Hat provides each home user who just installed red hat linux 9 a "demo" account at their red hat network (rhn) site. On this demo account, a user is entitled to free updates for only 1 system.

You need to run up2date --register at a terminal or just right click on the rhn icon on your lower right and choose launch up2date or just plain left click on the icon itself .

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
alf829
 
Old 07-30-2003, 11:26 AM   #9
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One other little aggravation with the free account is that at certain, "High Load", times you will not be able to update. Red Hat gives paying customers preference. Makes sense I guess

Mike
 
Old 07-30-2003, 11:34 AM   #10
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I think it's only one month. Or 3 months.
It will expire after that.
Mine also has expired already.
You can check Redhat website and they also say so.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 11:43 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by moeminhtun
I think it's only one month. Or 3 months.
It will expire after that.
Mine also has expired already.
You can check Redhat website and they also say so.
Actually, before it expires you should get an email asking you to fill out a survey. If you do that then you can continue to use your demo account.

I've had mine for about a year

Mike
 
Old 07-30-2003, 12:18 PM   #12
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You should have been asked to register when you first installed. As Mike says - evry 30 days you get asked to complete a short survey. If you don't complete it your demo account expires. Do you have just the one box running RH9 or 2 of them? The reason I ask is that the demo account is limited to one box, maybe that's the problem?
 
Old 07-30-2003, 02:50 PM   #13
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The Red Hat 7.3 is listed as Demo and the Redhat 9 is listed as unentitled. I will try removing the Red Hat 7.3 to see if that will allow RH 9 to work.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 02:54 PM   #14
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That will work - I had to do that to unentitle my RH8 install and entitle RH9.
 
Old 07-30-2003, 03:27 PM   #15
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wow, I can't believe some of the crazy things that were said in this thread! lol

yes, a demo account is completely free and useable, it does expire but can be renewed in a matter of seconds. You do need to create one and make sure it is entitled on the rhn before you can use it.

that much is true, much of the rest is as crazy as the old lady down the street, haha
 
  


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