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fhleung 08-29-2004 10:50 PM

Upgrade packages under RedHat
I am using RedHat 9
uname -rv
2.4.20-8 #1 Thu Mar 13 17:54:28 EST 2003

1. Could anyone help me figure out how to upgrade packages in RedHat? apt-get in Debian can save most of works and that's the end of story, how about other distro like RedHat? I am using dial up.

2. I modified the titles in /boot/grub/grub.conf still can not change the name of the title. I still find "linux" and "DOS" when boot up.

By the way, I am just new in Linux and I wanna know more about this but not going back to the dark force.

Thank you

IBall 08-30-2004 01:10 AM

1. There is a package called apt4rpm. It is available here..
Just follow the directions on that website to download and set it up, and then you can do package upgrades
and the like, just like with debian apt-get.

I hope this helps

Thoreau 08-30-2004 01:11 AM

Redhat 9 is now unsupported. I would suggest moving to Fedora Core first off, if you want redhat. Unsupported means no security updates per redhat. Although others may develop them.

If you want an apt system for redhat 9, there is apt4rpm, but that is also waning in support since everyone has since moved to fedora or RHEL. To upgrade an app, you just type rpm -Uvh *.rpm.

If you are on a dialup, I would suggest getting a larger OS not as network-centric. Like Suse 9.1(apt4rpm) professional or Mandrake(urpmi) 10 Pro, etc. Anything bought pretty much with all the software you will ever want.

Other distributions like debian or gentoo or fedora are more network heavy. Dialup is your bottleneck. And I don't know how to change the label in grub offhand. Sorry. Good luck.

linux_terror 08-30-2004 02:17 AM

you change the title of the OS in grub.conf

think it's


do a ....

#locate grub.conf

if that doesn't find it then do an


and try to locate it again.


fhleung 08-30-2004 08:05 AM

I have installed apt4rpm finally, spending time to search and install dependencies. Not a easy task for NEWBIE.

when I start aptate, error:

# aptate
/usr/bin/perl: relocation error: /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0/i386-linux-thread-multi/auto/XML/LibXML/ undefined symbol: xmlThrDefPedanticParserDefaultValue
error: incorrect perl configuration

How to I start the apt4rpm?

chrism01 08-30-2004 09:41 AM

Yuou could alwyas try using yum instead of apt4rpm. Installed fine on my RH9, from and is now used in Fedora & possibly RHEL.
Handles dependencies etc.

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