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Hello all,

I know nothing about Linux. I just put Fedora Core 2 on my laptop instead of Windows. I noticed in the lower right of my screen an icon that says something like aprox. 160 available updates. Since I have know idea which ones I need or don't need, I've been trying to download all of 'em. It's been sortta difficult though. I got an error "There was an RPM error. The message was:

Error reading header". Any help?

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Well fedora is free, and popular, so Redhat really doesn't put much money into serving em all new updates.. If you have a paid RHN account, you can use a uberfast server, but otherwise...

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appreciate it, i guess there really is no such thing as a free lunch. i'm as i'm typing downloading mandrake 10.1 beta 1. jsut found out the official is allready out for paid members. i spend so much time downloading though i want to at least use it a couple times.

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nah, im not leaving it, im just compulsive in ways and i have to try everything. so ill try all, see what i like to work with best and then really dive in

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Some easy ways to upgrade FC2.

 

Dowload one (or both!) of these programs:

 

YUM (an updated Yellow Dog linux updater..)-- http://linux.duke.edu/projects/yum/

APT -- http://freshrpms.net/apt/

 

I -think- that yum is installed already with the FC2 distro, but it doesnt hurt to get the upgrade.

 

I use a combination of them both to update all the software on my PCs and it usually does a good job. I have had -slight- problems with YUM, but they were not too hard to work out. Also, there are better yum.conf files out there to use and stay away from the stock one... it is as slow as the RH updater. :)

 

Both of these take into account all the installed RPMs that you have and should upgrade them all. Take note that these programs will also upgrade your kernel automatically as well, so you will have to specify manually if you do not wish this to happen.

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appreciate it, i guess there really is no such thing as a free lunch. i'm as i'm typing downloading mandrake 10.1 beta 1. jsut found out the official is allready out for paid members. i spend so much time downloading though i want to at least use it a couple times.

I somehow missed this post originally :(

 

Well, just so you know, the official is out for everyone, they just say it's only for members, so you want to become a member, you just need to click the bottin that says "I am a member, or, I'm thinking of becoming a member" and it'll ltake you to the official downloads for the "Download Edition"

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