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tommytomato 08-31-2004 12:37 AM

updating packages
Hi all

just wondering how to update certain packages. i've done it on another OS which was tinysofa, but we jumped to fedore core 2 because tiny was to slow for our site.

Is this correct yum upgrade mysql ?

I need to update mysql, httpd, vsftpd, ssh


Boby 08-31-2004 12:46 AM

Re: updating packages

Originally posted by tommytomato
Is this correct yum upgrade mysql ?

yum install mysql
yum install httpd


Good luck!

tommytomato 08-31-2004 01:42 AM

So this will just over ride whats in there ?


tommytomato 08-31-2004 05:21 AM

Do you have to turn on yum first to upgrade certain Packages

or is apt-get better to use.

any ideas please


rm6990 09-01-2004 02:04 AM

Go to and download the yum.conf from there. Replace /etc/yum.conf with the one from the site. You'll find it under the answer to the question where do i get software for fedora? Now it will download from other mirrors as well as just redhat's servers. Then, ttype

$ yum update (dont type $)

This will also install security updates (might be a good idea), and update all programs on the computer.

tommytomato 09-01-2004 06:14 AM

Thanks rm6990

How long does it take to update the system ?

I think its still downloading the headers its being going now for half an hour


rm6990 09-01-2004 04:31 PM

The Headers are little files that tell it whut and where all the packages are (I believe so anyways). It can take a long time. Don't worry, you just have to be patient :p. If it stops reporting output, hit ctrl+c and do it again. Don't worry, it wont start over, it'll start where it left off. Are you using the yum.conf from that website?

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