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From j d <dobber1...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: RHEL5.1
Date Wed, 10 Mar 2010 15:36:06 GMT
On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 10:32 AM, Nils Breunese <N.Breunese@vpro.nl> wrote:
> j d wrote:
>
>> Yeah, I inherited this server and I'm sure whatever support and
>> updating services they paid for are now over.  I didn't think I needed
>> the RHN, I figured that was only a rpm repo run by Red Hat and that I
>> just needed to point yum to a free place (like EPEL).  I guess at this
>> point my only choices are to either update RHEL (hope you can do this
>> for free if you don't buy support) or to take another 3 days to wipe
>> the machine and reinstall with another Linux variant.
>
> EPEL is only providing *extra* packages for RHEL/CentOS. You still need
> to have the base and updates channels configured. If you don't want to
> renew your RHN subscription, my choice would be to make it into a CentOS
> 5 machine (binary compatible with RHEL). You'd need to install the
> centos-release package instead of the redhat-release one:
>
> i386:
> http://mirror.centos.org/centos-5/5.4/os/i386/CentOS/centos-release-5-4.el5.centos.1.i386.rpm
>
> x86_64:
> http://mirror.centos.org/centos-5/5.4/os/x86_64/CentOS/centos-release-5-4.el5.centos.1.x86_64.rpm
>
> That should enable the CentOS base and updates repositories. Subsequent
> runs of yum update will get their packages from the CentOS repositories.
>
> But this project is going out of the CouchDB scope now, so you might
> want to take this off-list to a CentOS forum or something. Be sure you
> know what you're doing if this is a production server.
>
> Nils.
>
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>

Thanks again.  Over and out.

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