View Full Version : 459 packages to go after update :|
17th April 2008, 03:38 AM
I decided to do a complete update in hopes of getting F9 to allow an option to pick the KDE desktop. It said it had 459 packages, and I set it to updateing before I went to work this morning. When I got home its bar graph was about a quarter of the way done. About an hour later it announced that it was successfully updated.
But when I went into Yumex I saw lots of red files begging to be updated. It said it had 459 of them.
What they hey ?
And no, I can have any desktop I want, as long as it is Gnome.
Has anyone else had a problem with Update ?
17th April 2008, 04:09 AM
Update worked fine for me. I use the shell. I did a 'yum update' and then a 'yum groupinstall XFCE' to get my DE of choice. Just upgraded again today with a new kernel and 25 updated packages.
17th April 2008, 04:37 AM
There seems to be a bit of oddities going on with yum. I was getting nothing to update, then someone else posted on testing that they'd had the same problem. They solved it by downloading the latest version of yum. (Doing yum update yum wasn't working) They then installed it and that fixed it. So, I tried doing that too and it worked.
(You want yum-3.2.14-9.fc9.noarch. I got it at download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/development/i386/os/Packages )
17th April 2008, 08:01 AM
Thank you Scottro. I did a yum update yum to see what it would do, and what version it would offer, and it offered 3.2.14-9.fc9 so I took it.
Then I told it yum update, and it said it was going to install 13, update 471 and remove 1. I guess I'll check it in the morning. Maybe then it will allow me to log into KDE :)
So here's a question for a seasoned Linux cheetah. With hundreds of packages to update, why is Linux downloading whole files instead of using rsync to get the differences ?
17th April 2008, 10:16 AM
That's being addressed with presto. (There are some threads on it.) I think the plan is to eventually make it seamless.
I have to say yum is already much improved over the older days, with things like the fastest mirror plugin. I have presto set up on my workstation running F8, and it does make a major difference.
17th April 2008, 01:12 PM
Huh? Its being done ?
Well I should think it would make a major difference. I just set this thing to yum update last night, and it said it had 710 MB to download. And its STILL downloading. And I'll head off to work and check it tonight and hope it is done.
Updates can be so big a deal its often tempting to just let them go. But with only the difs being downloaded, shaZAAAm.
So I'll head in to work and set up Presto there.
But I gotta say I have found a new bug. I have not been updating with yum yum update, and now that I am I have noticed that, although it has a bar graph for each file, it has no overall bar graph for the full update progress. And this after my cup holder broke off. :confused:
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