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    Question Problem updating Fedora Core 5


    I have installed Fedora Core 5. When I try to update my FC5 via Add or remove programs, I get the following message - "Unable to retrieve the software information".

    Please help me regarding this problem.

    Thank you,
    Srinidhi

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    Hi srinidhi,
    Do you connect to internet using proxy? Also, what does the detailed error message given by Package Manager say?

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    Thinker

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    I do not connect to Internet. I have FC5 CD and I want to update through that CD. It won't give any error message except this - Unable to retrieve the software information".

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    Quote Originally Posted by srinidhi
    I do not connect to Internet. I have FC5 CD and I want to update through that CD.
    You can't update using the install CD's. Do you want to update from FC5 to FC6 or do you just want to update certain programs? Either way, not having a connection to the internet makes this very difficult. You can download the images for FC6 here. If you use the Add/Remove programs tool to update software, it's going to assume you have an internet connection. That would be why you're getting that error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srinidhi
    I do not connect to Internet. I have FC5 CD and I want to update through that CD. It won't give any error message except this - Unable to retrieve the software information".
    i am not getting it. are you trying to install new packages from FC5 CD or upgarding existing OS FC4/5 to FC5/6?






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