[Yum] Redhat 8

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Sun Feb 9 06:09:55 UTC 2003

  On Sat, 2003-02-08 at 18:10, Kevin Brouelette wrote:
> Hello
> I'm new to yum and have some questions I didn't see answered in the
> archives.
> I have mirrored the updates for Redhat 8 on my http server in
> In that directory there are i386,i586,i686,noarch and athlon directories
> with the latest
> updates in them.  I run yum-arch without any problems and it creates a
> 'headers' 
> directory in the  RH8_updates directory with the rest of the above
> directories.
> The server [Redhat 7.1] runs yum version yum-0.9.4-1_7x from RPM. [it
> doesn't like
> 20030203.tar.gz]

7.X won't like any of the recent dailies - that's correct. The sun is
slowly setting on 7.x so I have to move development along.

> On the RH8 client I use yum 20030203.tar.gz and set the yum.conf file as
> follows:
> [RH8 doesn't like yum-0.9.4-1_7x from RPM]

the 7x means rhl 7.x  - so you should grab the yum-0.9.4-1_8x.src.rpm
and rebuild that for 8.0

> [root at celeron root]# cat /etc/yum.conf
> [main]
> cachedir=/var/cache/yum
> debuglevel=2
> logfile=/var/log/yum.log
> pkgpolicy=newest
> [myserver]
> name=RH8
> baseurl=
> Then I run 'yum update'. It shows me all the available rpms and I select
> 'y' to
> install them.  All is good untill :

For Red Hat Linux 8.0 you'll want to run yum 0.9.4 and make sure you
have librpm404 and rpm404-python installed

Then it should "just work"


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