I've had RHL 9 for almost a year and my 'subscription' is about to run out at the end
of this month. As I understand it, the subscription allows me to use up2date for a
year. My purpose is originally getting this product was to put together a 7/24 Linux
application and just let it run. I had little interest in attaching modems, printers,
or using it for some other general purpose. As a consequence, I haven't paid much
attention to the general health of the product. I knew at the time of purchase it was
about ready to be abandoned. Recently, I've had a need to connect the Linux box to a
Win XP box and use Samba. I decided to get the modem running and check out some other
items. It took me quite awhile to get the modem running, and, when I did, the use of
up2date was questionable. First, because I'm using a dial-up connection (32Kbaud),
and, second, because it looks like the archives for up2date are under repair. I was
told by RH to just download the stuff on the RH9 errata site. That raises some questions.
I may need to bring down only a few packages. It would be good if it could be done in
the style of say installing kde from the RHL 9 CD. For example, selecting install kde
on the CD causes only related packages to be brought onto the HDrive. I don't think
this selectivity is available via the ftp errata site. The question is how to proceed
to bring down some meaningful packages. I certainly don't need Chinese characters and
other stuff that's up there, and up2date seems useless to me at this point. Further
it's not clear where to begin. Working from the CD is a lot easier, since the
selections are nicely and clearly divided. I suspect up2date might be as well.
My subscription runs out Dec. 30. I do have access to a highspeed line at a local
business I do volunteer work at. Suggestions? Ideas?
Any thoughts on moving to Fedora?
Wayne T. Watson (Watson Adventures, Prop., Nevada City, CA)
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