Fedora Update RPMs
rich at paranoid.org
Thu Dec 9 01:43:11 UTC 2004
Browder, Tom wrote:
>>>I'm not sure why you're doing it manually, in any case.
>>There are much
>>>easier ways, like yum or up2date.
>>Neither of them work well over sneakernet.
> Amen, brother.
That's not the reason you gave before, Tom, you said you had problems
with yum. Bernd asked you what they were and you didn't reply. If you
were to ask about the problems here I'm sure someone could help you.
Neither yum or up2date are that hard to use. With up2date it will show
you a list of available updates and you can just check the boxes for the
ones you want. It doesn't get much easier than that.
As for sneakernet, if you're talking about burning CDs then just burn
one with the RPMS you need. Again, they all have version numbers, if you
see two RPMS for the same program then use the newer version.
I can't see why that would be a big enough deal to justify modifying the
>>Incidentally, my yum cache directory currently holds over 1
>>GB of updates!
You don't have to leave a gig of updates stitting around to use yum,
that's not required. Look at the man page:
yum clean packages
yum clean all
And you can use up2date without saving the packages after they are
Tom, I have a feeling your problems with yum are probably due to you
never really learning to use it correctly. You would do yourself a favor
to invest the time to do that, it's a great tool.
Also, up2date is very simple to use, and it's been around for a long time.
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