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Old 04-22-2004, 10:26 AM   #1
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yum conf file

Hi Folks,

Am using Fedora Core 1 and recently downloaded an "updated" yum.conf file (presumably with better links, and reduced number of attempts at updating) (can't seem to recall from where). Went ahead and replaced the original yum.conf in /etc with the new one. But now when I use the redhat updater I can't seem to get any improvement (I read the yum file and notice that it has a lot of other sites from where it might update, but the RH updater still shows that it's updating from a RH site).

Any suggestion as to where I'm messing up would be much appreciated.....


Old 04-22-2004, 10:47 AM   #2
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Appears as though I'm mixing apples & oranges. There seem to be (at least) two ways of updating:


and I guess I really need to be able to use yum (or rather I'd like to).

Question: Is there a graphical interface to yum?

Old 04-22-2004, 01:58 PM   #3
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You're right - up2date (and the flashing button-thing) are the remnants of RH's corporate update system, and they're effectively broken in Fedora, yum is the preferred method.

Unfortunately I don't know of any graphical interface to yum.

The documentation for yum is rather scattered - if you get stuck the best places to go are the Fedora forum here, and, which has the unofficial official Fedora forum.
Old 04-23-2004, 09:55 AM   #4
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Thanks hob.

Waded through the man pages and tried out yum. Worked very well, smooth. up2date, as you already note, was flaky, and would take forever.

Will need to go through more of the man pages to get the flags right ...


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