a lil problem now...
Since I had a lot of items on my desktop, I uninstalled compat-gcc hoping that would eliminate and remove all the patches from my desktop.
That did not happen. compat-gcc got removed from my system, but the patches were still left on my desktop.
I manually deleted the files to trash.
Then I moved the compat-gcc src.rpm to a different folder in my desktop and tried to install the package using yum. I got :
[root@localhost rpm]# yum install compat-gcc-7.3-2.96.128.src.rpm
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
updates-released 100% |=========================| 951 B 00:00
extras 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
base 100% |=========================| 1.1 kB 00:00
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Parsing package install arguments
Cannot open file: compat-gcc-7.3-2.96.128.src.rpm. Skipping.
Nothing to do
(1) why is it skipping the file... the file is present there.
(2) also, where can I find other packages? My up2date has a problem - it wont work for some reason.