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Old 04-03-2005, 11:46 AM   #1
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installing yum on RH 7.3 for auto updates


Hello All:

I've been using RH 7.3 for a while and have decided to jump into the fire and upgrade.

Since yum upgrades automatically am undertaking installing it and having it do the work.

Would appreciate any relevant pieces of advice--I've already started (am installing yum 2.1.11-3.noarch.rpm) and am tracking down all the dependent rpms.

Please let me know about the dangerous "unexpecteds" .

Thanks,

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Old 04-03-2005, 12:26 PM   #2
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Lots of people do seem to have problems with yum on redhat, though I'm not sure exactly why.

Most importantly, you will have to edit /etc/yum.conf to point at mirrors for redhat repositories. The yum and yum.conf manuals will help.

I know that redhat has abandoned it's non-paying patrons, but I'm not sure how this affects yum, since yum and the redhat updater use essentially the same repositories. Therefore, can yum legally provide the updates for redhat to non-paying customers? You may want to look into this, since I don't know the answer. Perhaps someone using yum to update redhat would be better positioned to answer this.
 
Old 04-03-2005, 01:08 PM   #3
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Thanks, but if yum is included in a fedora release then legality questions regarding its usage become moot, yes?

My posting has more to do w/ unexpected issues during the install, specifically dependency problems. I've got RH 7.3 and am trying to upgrade to FC3. That's a big leap version-wise, and I'm getting all sorts of dependency and conflicts problems.

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Old 04-03-2005, 01:10 PM   #4
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If you are using Redhat 9 and below, there are no more updates for them since they are now obsolete/discontinued products. Redhat does not provide updates/upgrades for them anymore, so you'd be better of taking a look at Fedora or Redhat Enterprise Linux.
 
Old 04-03-2005, 01:20 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by ergo_sum
Thanks, but if yum is included in a fedora release then legality questions regarding its usage become moot, yes?

My posting has more to do w/ unexpected issues during the install, specifically dependency problems. I've got RH 7.3 and am trying to upgrade to FC3. That's a big leap version-wise, and I'm getting all sorts of dependency and conflicts problems.

ego_sum
I had posted before seeing your new post. Anyway how exactly are you trying to upgrade your system?

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Old 04-03-2005, 01:36 PM   #6
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Well, I'm trying to install yum--where I'm getting a bunch of dependency problems. I'll configure yum to get the newer rpms (except kernel, etc) and go on from there.
 
Old 04-03-2005, 01:58 PM   #7
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I think you'll break your system if you do it that way because Redhat 7.x and Fedora are so different. Why don't you back up your important data and do a clean install of Fedora.
 
Old 04-03-2005, 02:11 PM   #8
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I've got a 56k modem.
 
Old 04-03-2005, 02:15 PM   #9
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Can I do a skeletal FC and install yum on that and go on from there? If so, what IS a skeletal FC and WHERE can I find out what's in it so I can download it?
 
Old 04-03-2005, 02:22 PM   #10
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Maybe buy a cheap copy of Fedora from ebay or places like cheeplinux.
 
  


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