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I tried Gnoppix without much luck and i tried Gentoo but it was too complicated so im sticking with Redhat for now. But with Redhat how can i update? i ...
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    Ok, i give up


    I tried Gnoppix without much luck and i tried Gentoo but it was too complicated so im sticking with Redhat for now. But with Redhat how can i update? i tried the redhat update agent but it keep crashing
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    How was it crashing? What error message did it give? How did you invoke it? Etc.
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    see if error messages appear in /var/log...maybe the problem is the connection to internet.do u use a dial-up connection or a cable/dsl?
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    I had problems w/ that too - you could try this command as root:
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    yum -y update
    That worked for me

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    Yum will only work (by default) on Fedora, not redhat. I don't think that it was a default package until FC1 or maybe even FC2.

    But if you want to install it take a look here

    http://www.fedorafaq.org/

    Take a look at section 6 - Does up2date still work.

    It's fedora based info, but it will get you close enough for redhat 9 also.

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    I had redhat for a month or so, and up2date never ran correctly once, in general its not a very good program (as i see it). The one time that i got it to update, it consumed every system resouce and took almost half a day ot finish. I would try to install a verison on Yum, or update to a fedora core via iso.
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    try Fedora Core. It is what I use and I am very pleased.
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    well yeah, fedora and redhat are basicaly the same thing, you can update redhat to fedora, then you never have to touch up2date again. Just dl the iso's and boot them as if you were going to install, just choose the option update.
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    the reason up2date wont work is because redhat doesnt support the desktop version redhat 9 or 8 or what ever but if you go with fedora or even upgrade your redhat to fedora which is possible you wont have to worry about this anymore
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    yeah

    i dont have a redhat registration key to download the updates needed

    my freind downloaded and installed redhat and i duno if i have a registration key
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