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Old 23rd July 2010, 12:26 PM
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Install up2date instead of PackageKit


this is a kind of strange question but is it possible to use up2date-gnome-applet on Fedora 13? I loved the clean and stable update mechanism used in FC 3 but I am unsure whether it will also work with F 13.

For those who can't remember: Take a look at the red icon in the panel:

I queried yum for rhn-packages and found the following:

$ yum search rhn
Geladene Plugins: presto, refresh-packagekit
================================= Matched: rhn =================================
rhn-check.noarch : Check for RHN actions
rhn-setup.noarch : Configure and register an RHN/Spacewalk client
rhn-setup-gnome.noarch : A GUI interface for RHN/Spacewalk Registration
rhnlib.noarch : Python libraries for the RHN project
rhncfg.noarch : Red Hat Network Configuration Client Libraries
rhncfg-actions.noarch : Red Hat Network Configuration Client Actions
rhncfg-client.noarch : Red Hat Network Configuration Client
rhncfg-management.noarch : Red Hat Network Configuration Management Client
rhnpush.noarch : Package uploader for the Red Hat Network Satellite Server
yum-rhn-plugin.noarch : RHN support for yum
mrepo.noarch : A tool to set up a yum/apt mirror from various sources
rhn-client-tools.noarch : Support programs and libraries for Red Hat Network or
                        : Spacewalk
rhnsd.x86_64 : Red Hat Network query daemon
Can I use one or more of the packages to get the old mechanism back?
I tried to find some information about yum-rhn-plugin but I was unable to find a way to use the old up2date-applet.

Maybe somebody is able to help me.

Thanks in advance,

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Old 23rd July 2010, 01:54 PM
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Re: Install up2date instead of PackageKit

up2date has been replaced with YUM, even for RHEL5+.
At best you could try and locate and compile from source, though I doubt your chances of success are good.
I would learn to use YUM.
Personally, I can't stand any package management GUI ... I use YUM via commandline and can't see whatelse the GUI version offers other than annoying icons. As with anything commandline, you have to learn the commands, but once you have that - it's very easy for YUM.
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Old 23rd July 2010, 01:58 PM
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Re: Install up2date instead of PackageKit

Thanks for your answer. I am using Fedora since FC 2 and I am familiar with yum. This is more a "historical" thing. I will try to find the sources.
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Old 23rd July 2010, 06:16 PM
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Re: Install up2date instead of PackageKit

Looks like the last "up2date" rpm package for Fedora was for FC4. A search at rpm.pbone.net turned up =1&field[]=2]these files. Good luck at getting the dependencies for any of those old up2date packages installed on a newer Fedora release.

---------- Post added at 01:16 PM CDT ---------- Previous post was at 01:13 PM CDT ----------

Too many square brackets in the url link above caused it to display weirdly, but the link still works OK.
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