This is probably the easiest upgrade system I’ve found so far that also resolves dependencies:
Download YUM from http://linux.duke.edu/projects/yum/download.ptml
yum upgrade [packagename]
…and off it goes. I just usesd this to upgrade Httpd on my RedHat 9.0 and it updated a huge number of dependencies that would have taken me hours to do by hand…
02/21/06 This info is now long out of date. Google for mod_jk instead, which should be used instead of mod_jk2.
I’m setting up Apache on my Redat9.0 Linux server to run SquirrelMail, and amongt other things, re-enable/rebuild the Apache–>Mod-JK2–>JBoss3.x/Tomcat4.x confinguration I had running before my server’s harddrive failed 🙁
See the other post here in my JBoss section about downloading and installing the Mod-JK2 connector for connecting Apache to Tomcat.
It seems in order to install the Mod-JK2 connector on this version of RedHat9.0 I installed, I need to update my Apache server version as Mod-JK2 is dependent on a later version of httpd-mmn (whatever that is). I downloaded Httpd-2.0.51-2.7 from pbone.net, but this is dependent on a whole bunch of other stuff.
Not being too familiar with updating large numbers of dependent RPMs, I’ve found in the past that automated solutions such as Ximian’s RedCarpet are the easiest way (for me) to do this.
RedCarpet was dependent on later versions of glibc and glibc-common (2.3.2-27.9.7.i386), which I also donwloaded from pbone.net.
Next I installed the 3 RPM packages for RedCarpet.
Still in progress…
In a bizarre twist since Palm split into two separate companies, PalmOne in control of the hardware and PalmSource owning the PalmOS and software, there is a story in News.com today stating that PalmOne are looking to move to support different OSes on the Palm devices.
Quite how this will leave PalmSource is uncertain, but I am sure PalmSource are not too happy about this, since PalmOne is their main customer for the PalmOS operating system.
Other mentioned OSes are a modified version of Linux and/or Windows (PocketPC?)
Ximian’s RedCarpet is an automated package update system for Linux.
Download and install from here: