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Re: Yum



On Tue, 2006-10-31 at 00:47 +0000, Darren Foster wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-10-30 at 19:37 -0500, William Hooper wrote:
> > Craig White wrote:
> > >>> I'm not convinced that this is actually a fedora install.
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>> You can replace this by simply (as root)
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>> echo "Fedora Core release 5 (Bordeaux)" > /etc/fedora-release ln -s
> > >>> /etc/fedora-release /etc/redhat-release
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>> but first, let's confirm that this is fedora core 5 install
> > >>>
> > >>> Craig
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>
> > >> root localhost ~]# uname -a Linux localhost.localdomain
> > >> 2.6.18-1.2200.fc5 #1 Sat Oct 14 16:59:26 EDT
> > >> 2006 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> And I've done the below.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> [root localhost ~]# echo "Fedora Core release 5 (Bordeaux)"
> > >>
> > >>> /etc/fedora-release
> > >>>
> > >> [root localhost ~]# ln -s /etc/fedora-release /etc/redhat-release
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Has this made it any clearer to you, because I'm a little lost now.
> > >>
> > > ----
> > > OK - yum should work now
> > 
> > For the record, this didn't make yum work because yum doesn't look at the
> > contents (or existence) of the fedora-release file.  Instead, it looks at
> > the RPM db for the version of the package fedora-release (or whatever
> > "distroverpkg" is set for).
> > 
> > -- 
> > William Hooper
> > 
> 
> For the Record... if you continued to see the further posts you will
> have noticed it was resolved with the below command.
> 
> rpm -ivh --force
> ftp://ftp.net.usf.edu/pub/fedora/linux/core/5/i386//os/Fedora/RPMS/fedora-release-5-5.noarch.rpm
> 
> (I don't generally like the 'force' option but in this case, it should
> be ok)
----
which probably proves his assertion... I assumed that you merely did an
'rm /etc/*release' where it would appear that you did an 'rpm -e
fedora-release' which meant that installing the
fedora-release.noarch.rpm would have failed after I had you manually
create /etc/fedora-release and /etc/redhat-release, and I was lazy and
told you to '--force' the install where I should have told you to remove
those files manually and then see if you could install the rpm without
the '--force' option...but I didn't want to wear your patience out.

Craig


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