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Old 05-27-2015, 06:36 AM   #1
Dustin Cook
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Yum Setup to Use Different Repository


I have a Fedora 21 system, but I would like to update it using repos from Fedora Core 4.

I have found this article - How to Use YUM in Fedora Core 4 - that allows changes to be made to the yum settings, so that you can run yum on Fedora 4.

Is it possible to setup Fedora 21 to point at this repository over the normal one?

I realise that this is not good practice, but I would like to test out a theory to see if this will work.
Old 05-27-2015, 04:45 PM   #2
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you DO know fedora 4 is 10 years OUT OF DATE

fedora 4 is 10 YEARS old and two full operating system GENERATIONS old

it would be like trying to use a windows 98 guide on windows 8

and trying to install windows 98 software on windows 8

and you CAN NOT install 10 year old and out of date programs on fedora 21

and please ANSWER THIS
WHY the heck would you think that you can UPDATE a current operating system with TEN YEAR OLD software ??????????

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Old 09-16-2015, 08:15 AM   #3
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I appreciate and understand your frustration. I was attempting to install some necessary programmes, but it turns out I was completely going down the wrong path.

Instead, I had missed some system config files that I didn't realised needed to be copied over - so once this was copied into place, it all worked.

Thanks for the help, I appreciate the kick that cuased the push towards the final answer.



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