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Old 12-31-2003, 11:53 AM   #61
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i went back and commented out
#rpm ftp://apt-rpm.tuxfamily.org/apt redhat/7.3/en/i386 os updates extra
and ran the update again. this is what i got.



# apt-get update
Get:1 http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.3/i386 release [1178B]
Fetched 1178B in 0s (1679B/s)
Hit http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.3/i386/os pkglist
Hit http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.3/i386/os release
Hit http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.3/i386/updates pkglist
Hit http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.3/i386/updates release
Hit http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.3/i386/freshrpms pkglist
Hit http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.3/i386/freshrpms release
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
#


maybe this is better, but i'm still not exaclty sure what it did, what the above means, or what exactly i'm suppose to do know......anyway, maybe this helps, and maybe this is what and update is really suppose to look like and act. again thanks guys......
 
Old 12-31-2003, 12:42 PM   #62
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try commenting out the tux-family repo and try apt-get update.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 01:00 PM   #63
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Quote:
Originally posted by wedgeworth
sorry.....commandline interface....how try it out using that?
apt-get install synaptic

apt-get update just updates the package lists not the actual packages. If you want to do them all at once it's

apt-get dist-upgrade
 
Old 12-31-2003, 02:55 PM   #64
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no i'm not running synaptic....i'll try to test something else....however how do i know what to test. don't know:

1) what i can update using dist-upgrade
2) how to use upgrade,
3) where the list of what was updatable packages are available

all after running "apt-get update".
i also dont' understand why i don't have /var/lib/apt/lists/ file.....is that where is should be looking for these things?
 
Old 12-31-2003, 03:01 PM   #65
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the updated sources should be in /etc/apt

you can update whatever has an upgradeable package

not sure how to look at what is upgradeable via command line

I would:

apt-get install synaptic

then type

synaptic

this will let you see the various packages that can be upgraded if you did a dist-upgrade. The dist-upgrade upgrades all installed packages that have updates available.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 03:51 PM   #66
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ok synaptic seem to have installed great:


]# apt-get install synaptic
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
gtk+
The following NEW packages will be installed:
gtk+ synaptic
0 packages upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 removed and 110 not upgraded.
Need to get 1142kB of archives.
After unpacking 3047kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.3/i386/os gtk+ 1:1.2.10-15 [917kB]
Get:2 http://ayo.freshrpms.net redhat/7.3/i386/freshrpms synaptic 0.25-fr0.2rh73 [224kB]
Fetched 1142kB in 3s (309kB/s)
Executing RPM (-Uvh)...
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:gtk+ ########################################### [ 50%]
2:synaptic ########################################### [100%]
#


but the command synaptic seems to do nothing...i still can't see what can be upgraded and installed....sorry this doesn't seem to be working and i'm all new all this.....


# synaptic

Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
#


am now trying to figure out more about synaptic.....







****update******
oh by the way i'm not running any gui stuff...so obviously synaptic won't work....is there some db file that upgrade apt-get acutally updates that i can reference by command or by file listing.

question:
need to know what the difference between apt-get upgrade and apt-get dist-upgrade are...and from what list does each reference to know what to upgrade (i know one only upgrades everthing that is already there....so you don't care what you're upgrading you just know it's everything) .... do they just reference a rpm query and see what rpms and version you have and crossreferences that with the latest version via the sourcefile.list?what if i only want to update certain packages; i'd like to be able to upgrade one at a time? also, am i to assume install will go out and install the newest version of a package (going to the internet if it must) handeling all conflicts and dependencies on it's own?

Last edited by wedgeworth; 12-31-2003 at 05:04 PM.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 06:19 PM   #67
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I didn't realize you weren't running any gui stuff. You're right there, synaptic won't work. You may want to read up on the following because the apt-get tool is ported directly from debian their docs may answer many of your questions.

http://newbiedoc.sourceforge.net/sys...get-intro.html
 
  


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