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Old 01-05-2008, 08:06 PM   #1
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core 4 yum update problems

I just installed Fedora Core 4 from a DVD

Now I am trying to run "yum update" for this. I keep getting a number of "bad mirror" type error msgs when it tries to "download" the gcc packages. I have been getting these errors for several days now. Would appreciate any suggestions on how to fix this. Thanks
Old 01-05-2008, 09:19 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ.

Fedora Core 4 reached its end of life a while ago so updates and support have not been available for some time now. This is probably why you are having problems with the yum mirrors. I suggest you take a look at Fedora 8.
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Thats because FC4 is old and more than likely not supported anymore. Fedora is at version 8 and no longer called Fedora Core, just Fedora 8. Try downloading the newest version and you shouldn't have any problem with the updates.
Old 01-05-2008, 09:41 PM   #4
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thanks everyone

I sort have guessed that Fedora 4 was "retired", but was not sure. Your reply has now confirmed it for me. Thanks everyone. Onward and fowared to Fedora 8, and I HOPE that it will not give me the problems that I read about in other threads in this forum. I am a "mixed newbie", meaning that I have done a lot of linux but am not a real "guru" yet. I am able to do a total install from a distibution DVD and even can do a number of admin tasks to setup my linux. My target system is mainly to compile and run text-based C++ programs that do serial I/O to data devices and to send data via ethernet sockets to other linux systems. Again, thank you everyone for you kind comments and suggestions.


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