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Old 09-24-2003, 02:36 PM   #1
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changing Up2date default installation directory !

I've used Redhat for awhile, vers 5.2, about 3 years ago and just started using it again at work, vers 7.3. Installed it and did the SSL update and CAN download packages through up2date - no problem.

My problem is they default to the /var directory and there doesn't seem to be a way for me to change that as I'm going through the screens and selecting channels/packages, etc. I don't have a lot of space on /var so I'd prefer for the packages to get loaded on /home or /usr.

Is there a way to tell up2date to download and install them elsewhere? I'm assuming it's defaulting to /var because my system's tmp directory is there. So I guess really what I need to do is change where the system /tmp directory resides perhaps?

Any help is appreciated. ...All my books are out of date, I guess I'll have to go to B&N tonight.

Old 09-25-2003, 07:27 AM   #2
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If you run

up2date --conffigure

the storage directory is the first option in the list.

Alternatively, you could set up a symbolic link. I'd just use the first method, myself.


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