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Old 10-04-2003, 03:19 AM   #1
Anth3m
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Linux "new as can be" newbie askin for help!


Ok, I'll be real simple with this question.

Fresh HD, new Linux box. Installed Red Hat 9, did all the updates, had no problems registering. After a couple days, and screwing up alot of stuff, (but learned alot too) I decided to re-install and start over fresh. Fix all the holes I made.

After reinstalling, I couldn't get my registration thru, and now when I try to do the updates (from the little red exlamation symbol on the lower right of my screen) I get the following error:

members.shaw.ca/junknspam/screenshot.jpg

I could do (and did get) all the updates before, why can't I now?

What have I done wrong, and how can I fix this problem? I want to be able to have Java on my Linux box, but need the updated in order to do so.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Anth3m

(on edit, please add the triple dub dot to the beginning of the above address to see the context of the error message, it seems I'm not allowed to post URL's just yet)
 
Old 10-04-2003, 03:25 AM   #2
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right clik the "red exclamation mark"
choose configuration

follow derctions in wizzard

for me its next>next>next>finish
 
Old 10-04-2003, 04:43 AM   #3
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Did you update Up2Date? Go here and grab the 2 new rpms. They can be run by typing rpm -Uvh up2date-*

Once done, you can then run up2date --register

If it still fails, you may need to log in to the Red Hat Network and delete the entry for your system. RHN keeps the details and won't let you register again because the demo account only allows one system to be entitled at a time.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 05:43 AM   #4
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I recently tried to use up2date for the first time and had a similar problem. On the Red Hat Network Web page it said some something about some kind of digital certificate having expired which was causing problems with up2date. If I remember correctly it said to download either a new version of the up2date program or a new digital certificate or something. I forget the details but it wasn't very difficult and I have been able to use up2date without a problem since then. The one bug that still remains is that I have to try clicking the icon on the taskbar twice before it will work. On the first click I always get an error message and on the second try it always works perfectly. I have now updated nearly everything with up2date. I am not an expert at any of this so my explanation may seem vague. I am not sure why it worked for you before but not now. So anyway, that is what I had to do.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 06:50 AM   #5
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XavierP is right. You need to delete your demo account on the Red Hat Network.
I did practically the same thing, installing different packages the second time round, and I couldn't update until I'd deleted my demo account.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 07:04 AM   #6
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Me too - that's how I know. Such a pain until I figured it out. It was only when I realised that older installs were still there that the penny dropped.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 02:01 PM   #7
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Thanks... I'm just sitting down to go another round with the old linux box here...

I sure can't wait for Linux to evolve a bit more and become a bit more end-user friendly... But then, I suppose at one time I knew nothing at all about the windows OS either... :/

Thanks again to all who replied...

Anth
 
  


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