Re: RedHat 9 - TWO upgrade problems for newbie - help appreciated ;)
From: James Kosin (jkosin_at_intcomgrp.com)
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 09:43:59 -0500
1) RedHat bases it's installs on .RPM files. The .tar.gz files you are
downloading may be for a different version or flavor of Linux. In most
cases, you will want to search for an .RPM file and try to only use the
.tar.gz files for source code you want to compile and install yourself
2) Different flavors of Linux like putting applications in different
locations. That is why the OpenOffice install is failing to find the
previous version. The language issue is probably a result of the upgrade
not finding the files it needs for fhe language it contains in the install.
Just some advice:
a) Try to stick with .RPM files if possible with RedHat.... Use the
.tar.gz files for any source code you want to manually update yourself.
b) If you really need a package updated via normal means; You can
always post a question on RedHat support. They always seem to be able to
answer my questions. Most of the time, someone may already have done an
.RPM file for the update you want.
"NightStalker" <NightStalker@somewhere.or.other> wrote in message
| Having just got my new Dell Precision 360 workstation with RH9 on it,
| everyhing seems to be running very nicely. However, there are two
| packages that I'd like to upgrade if possible, but am having problems.
| 1. Mozilla - the RH9 install came with v1.2.1 and I'd like to uprade to
| v1.5 with the pop-up blocking, etc etc. However, I downloaded the
| tar.gz file for Linux, unpacked it, then went to install it. It told me
| it couldn't upgrade because of some dependency problems requiring the
| original 1.2.1 etc etc. If I UNinstall the v1.2.1 that came with the
| RH9, where and how do I then install v1.5 as a fresh install, if indeed
| it will do that?
| 2. OpenOffice - the version with the RH9 install is v1.02, and I'd like
| to upgrade to the new v1.1
| However, I've downloaded the tar.gz from the Australia mirror site,
| unpacked it, changed to the directory with the SETUP script etc, and run
| ./setup -net as instructed. But it then tells me that the language is
| different from the one in my OpenOfice profiles folder or some such and
| won't upgrade. It offers to do a fresh install in a new directory, but
| that's not what I want to do - I want to upgrade my 1.02 to 1.1
| What's going on, and why should these things be so difficult to do?
| Hellppppppp please.....