Fedora, Good Newby howtos, mailing lists and downloads

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Wed Nov 12 11:49:02 EST 2003

Darragh writes:
> From: "Darragh" <lists at digitaldarragh.com>
> simple question really.  but I don't have the answer.  for installing the
> kurnel I type the line
> rpm -i kernel-2.4.22-2.nptlspk2.i686.rpm
> and hit enter but I get an error message. any ideas why?

What error? And where, exactly, did this kernel come from? I'm asking
for the specifics as this same kernel name will show up in several
directories--dfor the reason that it's to be matched to the installed

You can't mix. You have to match.

> I've tried using the fool path as well with no change.
> Darragh
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Dawes, Stephen" <Stephen.Dawes at calgary.ca>
> To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2003 3:27 PM
> Subject: RE: Fedora, Good Newby howtos, mailing lists and downloads
> Janina,
> As a suggestion, you may want to add a section on yum into your how-to.
> If you don't know yum, it is an easy-to-use command-line-based
> application that does an excellent job of managing your rpms. Yum is
> also very useful for doing such system activities as:
> Installing applications.
> Removing applications.
> Keeping your system up-to-date.
> Doing system upgrades.
> The overall advantage to yum is that it takes away all the guess work
> when it comes to dependencies.
> I have found a partial yum how-to at:
> http://www.phy.duke.edu/~rgb/General/yum_HOWTO/yum_HOWTO/yum_HOWTO.html
> that you maybe able to use / modify for the speakup community.
> The yum info page can be found at:
> https://lists.linux.duke.edu/mailman/listinfo/yum
> Otherwise, the How-to that I read on RH9 was easy to follow.
> Just my thoughts for the future.
> OH YEAH! I did an "yum upgrade" to fedora to see if it can be done, and
> it worked like a charm. Once all was done, I re-started my computer and
> was running fedora. Ain't life good!
> Steve Dawes
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Janina Sajka
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