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Old 05-05-2009, 11:01 PM   #1
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Unable to get Linux up2date to update

I desperately need help. I just started this job and am an absolute whiz at microsoft and pretty much everything except linux. there is one linux server here and my boss has aske dme to get it working.

Basically when you go into up2date and log in as root.

it will list all of my many updates that I need. and then when I click on "Launch up2date" literally nothing happens. no error no nothing. and I am really confused. we have rebooted and I have searched through multiple forums with no resolution. I see there are very many experts in here and I would appreciate any help you all could give. Thanks in Advance

Old 05-05-2009, 11:12 PM   #2
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From the command line (as root), run "up2date -u" and post the output.

It could be that your Red Hat subscription has expired and you need to buy an extension.
Old 05-05-2009, 11:25 PM   #3
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I think up2date is old. I think yum is used now. What distro are you using?

There's some common commands at this redhat faq site that might help (try running up2date in the terminal to get some feedback as to what the issue is).
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I think up2date is old.
Well yes it is, but if you're still using RHEL 4 or earlier, then it is what you are stuck with.
Old 05-06-2009, 12:29 AM   #5
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Yum is standard on RHEL 5.0 and newer. Last I knew you can use yum with RHEL4.X but you have to install it manually(up2date is default). Either way you need a valid RHN subscription to access their repos.


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