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Old 08-18-2003, 05:08 PM   #1
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Redhat 8 - RPM update problem


I ran Redhat's system update program and it gave me a list of files to download. This program is always locking up on me so instead i just downloaded the listed files off of a rpm website and install them by right clicking on the rpm and selecting 'install packages'.

Now my problem arises when i try to update the XFree86 rpm's from the current 4.2.0-72 >> 4.2.1-21. It won't let me because they conflict. What's the proper way of doing this upgrade?

I tried --force and it still says:XFree86 < 4.2.1 conflicts with XFree86-libs-4.2.1-21.
Old 08-18-2003, 09:07 PM   #2
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If I understand your problem coorectly, I had a similar situation:

Dear Sir,

Thank you for writing to RedHat network.

Please run the "rpm -e XFree86-4.2.1-21" then run the "up2date -u" to update
your system.

Feel free to write us back.

RedHat Network Team

<> writes:

> I am attempting to use Red Hat Update Agent and I select all to available
> package updates and get this:
> Test install failed because of package conflicts:
> package XFree86-4.2.1-21 is already installed
> I am just learning this system.
> Can you help me?
Old 08-18-2003, 10:00 PM   #3
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If you want to upgrade a file using commands , you'll have to write

rpm -U <packagename> instead of
rpm -i

The U (capital) is for updating packages.. If you try to install (-i) a new package when an old one is on your system, you will get an error..
Old 08-19-2003, 01:31 PM   #4
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up2date XFree86 , did the trick


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