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Old 10-20-2003, 12:43 PM   #1
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Up2date settings

I recently installed Redhat Linux 9.0 and ran up2date to download and install the latest patches.

In doing so it installed a new kernel for it, keeping the old one. I managed to remove the old kernel but how do I know if other programs that up2date installed have not been duplicated (like kept the old version and installed a new version for all programs)

Is there any setting that can be changed that tells it to overwrite older versions with newer versions.

Old 10-20-2003, 02:30 PM   #2
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#rpm -qa sort > rpmout

Have a look in the file rpmout that you've just created, and look for duplicated entries.

I wouldn't worry too much, though - the only packege I've found that up2date installs rather than updates is the kernel binary package (even the kernel-source package is updated rather than just installed)



You can tell up2date not to install the packages, and just to download them (I think they get stored in /var/spool/up2date). You can then install them with (from the /var/spool/up2date directory)

#rpm -Uvh *.rpm

if you want to update, or

#rpm -ivh *.rpm

if you want to install the new packages beside the old ones (rpm may not allow installing of multiple instances of the same package - Your Milage May (as usual) Vary.

Last edited by ilikejam; 10-20-2003 at 02:35 PM.


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