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Old 11-12-2004, 03:33 PM   #1
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RHEL3 update-rpms good for rh9? or howto keep rh9 up2date?

Im going back to rh9 after a sad experience with fc1...
at least everything works as expected with rh9.

just one thing that bugs me is how to keep rh9 to date?

for example: I need python 2.3, but when I run rpm -u ..I get the mesage that its not supported.

same happens with most rpms build for fc1

with fc1 there is a long list of up-dats at the site, but obviously rh9 is not supported anymore and fc1 rpmīs tend to have issues with rh9.

now my theory is to get the source rpms up-dates for RHEL3, as someone told me , that RHEL rpms are verry well supported by rh9 as well as fc1. is he right?

I tried with building rpms from source, but ws not verry succesfull with it
(Im no hack) so if this theory is right, I might as well can use allready build update rpms for distros like centos or scientific linux ( I dont have DSL, otherwise Id just download these distros)
Old 11-13-2004, 11:34 PM   #2
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Depending on what you want, you might be ok with some of the source RPMS.

Have you looked at They maintain updated packages (even now) for Red Hat 9 and other retired versions of Red Hat Linux. You might find what you need there.
Old 11-14-2004, 02:46 AM   #3
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For your python requirement:

got me a list of RPM downloads.
Old 11-14-2004, 12:46 PM   #4
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thx..Ive been to these sites, and had bad issues with a couple of more service settings/cups/ administrative tools---gone and not fixable, even after upgrading some packages (specialist told me) =same as here:

but I really would appreciate if someone cold confirm me what he said:

rpms build on rhel3 are well suitable for rh9 and fc1. meaning they are 100% good for these versions.

is this right? because this would mean that rh9 users could have an absolut newish system upate with all the newest versions. just a thought-

(it doesnt men that I might run into the same problem again, agghh. is frustrating when one has to rebuiold a certain number of packages because they depent on python 2.2 but one need 2.3 and 2.0 on the same box as well...

on win Ive all 3 python versions living happiely together without any issues whatsoever.

I compile and build them myself now from source and just link my neccessary programs to the python path...hope that will work..otherwise its just a waste of time!
Old 11-14-2004, 01:11 PM   #5
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If you give up on rpm installs, go after a good howto site for compiling your own using the usual steps:
- install gcc and required libraries installed (big step)
- make -configure (customize locations and options)
- make -install


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