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Re: yum and redhat 8.0



Hi,

	I just followed through the yum and 8.0 instructions
http://www.fedoralegacy.org/docs/yum-rh8.php and noticed a few things

1/ Might be worth mentioning use of proxies with rpm for people like me 
who have to use a proxy

i.e. rpm -httpproxy yourproxy.host.name -httpport yourproxyport -Uvh ....

2/ Worth pointing people at their local mirrors e.g. in the UK

rpm -httpproxy wwwcache.gla.ac.uk -httpport 8080 -Uvh \
http://www.mirror.ac.uk/sites/download.fedoralegacy.org/legacy/redhat/8.0/legacy-utils/i386/rpm-4.1.1-1.8x.i386.rpm \
http://www.mirror.ac.uk/sites/download.fedoralegacy.org/legacy/redhat/8.0/legacy-utils/i386/rpm-build-4.1.1-1.8x.i386.rpm \
http://www.mirror.ac.uk/sites/download.fedoralegacy.org/legacy/redhat/8.0/legacy-utils/i386/rpm-devel-4.1.1-1.8x.i386.rpm \
http://www.mirror.ac.uk/sites/download.fedoralegacy.org/legacy/redhat/8.0/legacy-utils/i386/rpm-python-4.1.1-1.8x.i386.rpm \
http://www.mirror.ac.uk/sites/download.fedoralegacy.org/legacy/redhat/8.0/legacy-utils/i386/popt-1.7.1-1.8x.i386.rpm \
http://www.mirror.ac.uk/sites/download.fedoralegacy.org/legacy/redhat/8.0/updates/i386/gnupg-1.0.7-14.i386.rpm

BUT

for me rpm would only work on the first package in the list with these 
long URLs and so I had to download them all with wget (or curl, or web 
browser) and then everything was OK

3/ I already had python-2.2.1-17 and the python-1.5.2-43.72.i386.rpm 
doesn't seem to be in the 8.0 tree.

4/ Yum configuration info conflicts with http://fedoralegacy.org/download/
which has blocks that seem more up to date.  However it omits the gpgcheck 
tip.

Worth mentioning proxy configuration for yum?

declare -x http_proxy='http://yourproxy.host.name:yourproxyport/'

Worth encouraging use of mirrors? e.g.

[base]
name=Red Hat Linux $releasever base
baseurl=http://www.mirror.ac.uk/sites/download.fedoralegacy.org/legacy/redhat/$releasever/os/$basearch 
gpgcheck=1

[updates]
name=Red Hat Linux $releasever updates
baseurl=http://www.mirror.ac.uk/sites/download.fedoralegacy.org/legacy/redhat/$releasever/updates/$basearch 
gpgcheck=1

[legacy-utils]
name=Fedora Legacy utilities for Red Hat Linux $releasever
baseurl=http://www.mirror.ac.uk/sites/download.fedoralegacy.org/legacy/redhat/$releasever/legacy-utils/$basearch
gpgcheck=1


5/ Annoying of the ac.uk mirror to insert that extra /legacy/, innit?

Thanks to everyone on the project.

	Brian

-- 
Dr. Brian O. Smith ---------------------- B Smith at bio gla ac uk




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