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Re: RH9 user - what should I do?

On Sat, 08 May 2004 13:12:55 +0200, Troed Sångberg wrote:

> I must be blind. I've looked all over the Fedora Legacy project page, read  
> (I think, at least) the available documentation on the web, but I have _no  
> idea_ what to do to get my RH9-machine that previously used up2date for  
> security updates, to start using the packages from the Legacy project.

Not enough people preparing the documentation in time.
> Please - a step-by-step guide that doesn't ask me to choose between  
> yum/apt-whatever since I, as a stupid RH9 user, have only got a very vague  
> idea on the difference and significance of that choice?

Let me see. My suggestion:

* Run: rpm --import http://www.fedora.us/FEDORA-GPG-KEY

* Get http://download.fedora.us/fedora/redhat/9/i386/RPMS.stable/yum-2.0.3-0.fdr.1.rh90.noarch.rpm

Install it with "rpm -Uvh yum-2.0.3-0.fdr.1.rh90.noarch.rpm"
Or install it directly with "rpm -ivh http://...."; of the network.
RPM can do that.

* Install the Fedora Legacy public key for verifying package signatures.
  rpm --import http://www.fedoralegacy.org/FEDORA-LEGACY-GPG-KEY

* Choose a mirror of Fedora Legacy for Red Hat Linux 9 from the website,
  e.g. modify /etc/yum.conf in the section that reads

  name=Red Hat Linux $releasever ($basearch) updates

  to use a different baseurl= such as:

* If you don't want any of the Fedora.us add-ons for Red Hat Linux 9,
disable the [fedora-stable] entry in the lower half of /etc/yum.conf.

* Then run "yum update" for the first time to fetch package headers. Note
there is a "yum" service which can download updates at night.

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