January 31st, 2003, 06:15 PM
Red hat 8 problem
Hey all.just installed red hat 8, my first linux installation.It told me that there were updates available so i decided to download and install them.The moment it went to download the updates the computer totaly froze.it happened a couple of times.Is it something im doing wrong or is it a red hat problem.
January 31st, 2003, 07:15 PM
When you launch up2date, you can choose to download only a single package update if you want. If you try this does it still hang?
Also, I believe that there is an update for up2date, maybe if you go to the errata download section of the redhat website, you can download the new version, install it, and then try running the up2date.
January 31st, 2003, 07:37 PM
On slow computers the up2date tool (even the more recent version) seems to hang, but it doesn't, it's only very very slow (and a resource hug). I experienced that if you give it time and don't do something else it will continue working. True multitasking
January 31st, 2003, 07:45 PM
This is a 1.2 ghz celeron processor compaq and i left it running overnight. still nothing happened. It happens even if i pick one update just doesnt want to do it. The machine halts.
January 31st, 2003, 07:59 PM
that's not normal. Even on a PII of mine it runs completly updates install everything in a couple of minutes. There's definitly something wrong. Perhaps a fault in the install? or in the connection with redhat?
There's a known problem with up2date when you installed Python packages. (Bug 80633 - Python/GTK/bonobo install paths altered from 8.0). There's also a known bug in rhnlib related to that issue.
January 31st, 2003, 08:06 PM
this is a brand new install of rh8. installed it last night and went to do the updates to no avail is there somewhere else i can get the updates from????
January 31st, 2003, 08:12 PM
January 31st, 2003, 08:13 PM
I guess you can get a lot of the updates by updating your rpm's manually.
http://www.rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/ this can help you with that.
and like pointed out above: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/rh8-errata.html
More info about the RedHat up2date tool: http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/R...e/up2date.html
You can try the commandline version of up2date, perhaps that one works?
January 31st, 2003, 08:17 PM
cool ill do it that way then.
Thanx for the help
January 31st, 2003, 09:38 PM
another option would be to run redcarpet. www.ximian.com which can also be run as a daemon.
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