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Old 01-18-2004, 12:46 AM   #1
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configure up2date


quick simple question: when i first started the up2date aplication it asked me wether I wanted my updates to automatically install..i accidently unchecked that..I can't seem to find a way to configure it ..i'm using red hat 9 in graphic mode..I'd like to update my kernel and is there anything I should know about updating kernels? how to delete old kernels?

thanx in advance,
Old 01-19-2004, 03:24 PM   #2
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does anyone know the answer to this?..when I right click on the update icon in redhat I can select "configure" but it doesnt give me the option to change what I want.

thanx in advance
Old 02-17-2004, 07:14 AM   #3
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Form the man page:

Update Agent has a quite a few configuration options, including but not
limited to: installing packages after they are downloaded; downloading
source RPMs along with binary RPMs; whether or not to upgrade packages
where the default configuration file(s) have been modified, and more.
You can change these settings through a graphical interface by running
up2date-config, or you can edit the configuration file /etc/syscon-
fig/rhn/up2date directly. A number of the command line arguments
described below can also be used at runtime to override configuration
options. There is also a text mode based configuration if invoked with
with the --configure option.

ope this helps
Old 02-18-2004, 01:22 PM   #4
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While using the GUI, place your cursor over the red exclamation point in the menu bar at the bottom. Right click. The option comes up to configure, launch, or whatever. Just click on the choice you want. I might also encourage you to look at the migrations that Red Hat is doing. If I am not mistaken, they will not be supporting RedHat 9.0 after April (I think) They want everyone to migrate to the new enterprise versions. At least this is my take on it. If I am wrong someone please tell me.


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