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Old 04-28-04, 08:54 AM
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Fedora Updates?

just recently installed fedora on one of my machines here at work (well, the one Im on right now).. and figured i would go ahead and run the updates..
then i noticed there are friggin 116 of them
and when i run up2date, everything starts smoothly enough.. but once the download progress dialog comes up.. it just hangs there..

I moved the majority to the ignored list, figuring it would be better if I just do one or two at a time.. but its still hanging..

are the servers that busy thats its just going EXTREMELY SLOW?
has anyone else been able to pull updates using up2date.. or am I going to have to do each one manually? ugh
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Old 04-28-04, 11:20 AM
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never used fedora, but you might need to update 'up2date' and 'rpm' packages first.
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Old 04-28-04, 12:27 PM
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yea.. i set it to ignore everything except up2date
but it still freezes
so I went to the site that 'up2date' uses and Im trying to manually download some of the updates.. they are coming in at .1 kbs

so I guess their servers have just been completely overloaded
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Old 04-29-04, 03:04 AM
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Yes, the update servers are always overloaded. It causes timeouts while trying to use up2date. There's a way to change the server up2date uses to one of the mirror update sites which sould be much faster. I haven't made the change myself, but a quick Google search should provide the information.

BTW, Fedora Core 2 is on the verge of release (probably within a week), so if you haven't installed Fedora yet, you may want to wait for this to be released.
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Old 04-29-04, 06:00 AM
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already installed.. but Ill check out changing the up2date server list

thanks

its on a dev box.. so if I decide to upgrade.. its no big deal to take a couple hours to either upgrade, or wipe it and reload clean
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Old 04-29-04, 07:42 AM
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didnt take long to find info..

just have to edit /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources
i just commented out the current servers and added in these:

yum fedora-core-1 http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/fedora/linux/core/1/i386/os/
yum updates-released http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/fedora/linu...pdates/1/i386/
#yum updates-testing http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/fedora/linu...es/testing/1/i
386/

Im leaving the testing one commented out for now.. maybe once I get all these updates finished, Ill open it back up and see whats in there..

this actually seems to be moving.. although I may look for a list of other fedora up2date servers to see if I can find one that is even faster


edited.... actually I just found this:
http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedor.../msg03379.html
much better info.. first edited the source, then the yum.conf

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