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vincep 09-30-2003 05:52 AM

updating RH9 with command line and without GUI
:Pengy: I recently install RH9 without any GUI for security purpose
so far I am able to configure the system with command line only. The problem I am having is, when I run up2date it will only register me on RHN, but will not download any update packages.
Please help. :confused:

XavierP 09-30-2003 06:14 AM

Have you thought about Apt4RPM?

You can just issue an apt-get dist-upgrade, install <package_name>, etc. It will also resolve any dependencies.

born4linux 09-30-2003 06:15 AM

well, did you purchase an RHN subscription? the free access is only during low traffic.

u can try using apt (get it from it can update your system via mirror sites.

vincep 09-30-2003 08:12 AM

I have'nt try apt yet, but I did when to the site you gave so I when ahead and download all of it from windows and transfer it through samba just for the time being.
thanks for a great respond and a valuable info.

Medievalist 09-30-2003 02:08 PM

To register a Red Hat system do:


To bring a Red Hat system up to date on patches:

up2date -u

To see your up2date configuration (and edit if needed)

up2date --configure

To force a package to be updated even though the up2date configuration says not to:

u2date --force packagename

To update a single package

up2date packagename

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