Fedora 9 not updating

Discussion in 'Desktop Operation' started by Mosquito, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. Mosquito

    Mosquito New Member

    Has anyone else had problems updating Fedora 9 recently? I realized last night that I hadn't downloaded any new updates for any packages in about 2-3 weeks.

    Code:
    yum update
    
    Didn't find any package updates either. I've cleared the yum cache but still haven't had any updates. Does any one have any ideas?
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Can you try this?

    Code:
    yum clean all
    yum makecache
    Does the system have a working Internet connection?
     
  3. Mosquito

    Mosquito New Member

    Yes. I am able to browse the internet, install new software via yum, connect to other hosts via SSH.

    I ran the commands you recommended and then reran a yum update. It still says there are no packages available to update. It sounds like I am up to date - but I have not installed any updates in several weeks.
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Maybe there have really been no updates - unfortunately I have no running Fedora 9 system to verify that...
     
  5. Mosquito

    Mosquito New Member

    I suppose that's possible. 3 weeks is a while to go without anything though, isn't it?

    Thanks for the help. I'll update this again when/if I get any updates.
     
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  7. Mosquito

    Mosquito New Member

    Thanks Falko. I actually just saw this too, but I saw it in this article:

    http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/osrc/article.php/3770216/The Fedora-Red Hat Crisis.htm

    Thanks for the update though. I suppose I'll wait to see what happens, but from the article above, it says the Fedora team is working to resign their package keys and distribute them to the Fedora mirrors. Its been almost 3 weeks since the original incident, so hopefully those keys are released soon so updates can be downloaded.
     
  8. Mosquito

    Mosquito New Member

    Last update - this has been resolved. The Fedora community released new packages to direct away from the potentially compromised signed packages. The update process requires the user to run the update process twice.
    Code:
    yum update
    
    The first update installs the new repository with a newly signed packages. Once the first update is installed, the second update will bring your system back up to date.

    Fedora Project Update

    If you are running Fedora 8 or 9, it is important that you do this so that you will continue to receive updates for your system.
     

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