Re: Fedora up2date and yum
From: Marc Schwartz (MSchwartz_at_mn.rr.com)
Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2004 03:34:41 GMT
On Sat, 06 Mar 2004 21:18:10 -0500, Eric M. Jackson wrote:
> I just installed Fedora Core 1 on my T21 Thinkpad. It's awesome. I
> have been messing around with various linux distrobutions for a while on
> this laptop. Red Hat 8 and then 9. But I got worried about the Fedora
> and Red Hat EE branching when it was initially annouced.
> So, I tried SuSE 9 just to see if it would work as a viable alternative.
> It had some cool stuff (Like how if you click on an rpm link in the
> browser it would check the dependencies for your version), but I found
> myself having to install nearly half my common apps from source, because
> most of the packages I found were for early SuSE 8.x versions and would
> not work 100%.
> Now, I don't mind installing from source for important apps, but I think
> it is a bit much for things as simple as say a chat clients. Anyway, I
> couldn't get X to come up clean with SuSE on my laptop, fonts were fuzzy
> regardless of what I tried, so I decided to just have a look at Fedora.
> Boy am I happy I did, Fedora seems to be moving in the right direction
> (I am excited about Core 2 and 2.6 kernel support), fonts look great,
> hardware support for my Thinkpad and Lucent wireless card were all
> there. The only problme I have was this.
> When I ran up2date and it hung for a really long time. Upon
> investigation I noticed it wasn't the latest version so I downloaded and
> installed the following:
> That seems to have worked, or at least sorta. Now, I am presently able
> to update my system using the latest version of up2date, but it's
> crawling at a mind numbing 8-10kbps. Are there any suggestions to speed
> things along; any undocumented tweaks people have uncovered? Thanks.
> While I wait for your insights, I promise to RTFM or rather "read the
> f'en "man yum". Since it seems like yum is the up and coming favorite.
For either yum or up2date, the key is to modify the configuration files so
that they do not use the main Fedora servers but use mirrors instead.
More information on the mirrors is here:
and FAQs and HOW-TO's on both are here:
Both yum and up2date will be slow if you use the main servers.