Thursday, May 27, 2004

yum for RedHat 9

With the latest security advisory with apache. I have wanted to upgrade my Red Hat 9 box up to Fedora Core 2, since Red Hat has declared Red Hat 9 end of life, and have stopped their up2date functionality.

Fedora Core uses the yum mechanism developed in Yellow Dog Linux, and it works very well since there can be any number of yum repositories.

I just haven't had the time to update my Red Hat 9 box yet, so in the mean time I wanted to come up with a solution that would allow be to get security patches for Red Hat 9. I then found the Fedora Legacy Project. They maintain a yum repository for older versions of Red Hat linux, with newer software. Their instructions worked well for me.

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