Setting up Fedora Core 1

february 14, 2004

I am setting up a Fedora box right now and ran into some problems with up2date. I finally found a fix for it and it is not too bad. I just wanted to detail it so that if I had to do it again I have the notes -- or if you're doing running into this problem now, you'll have some reference. up2date does not seem to work out-of-the-box with Fedora and when it does work, the fedora.redhat.com server is so slow that some of us might as well just leave the boxes as it is (not a good idea) or run out and buy the Red Hat distribution. Fear not though, here's how to get your Fedora box updated quickly: Edit /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources to read: yum fedora-core-1 http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/1/i386/os yum updates-released http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/updates/1/i386 (Use a mirror if possible!) Then run: rpm --import /usr/share/doc/fedora-release-*/*GPG-KEY* And now you are all done! All you have to do is run: up2date -u and it'll go and do the rest. Happy, happy!