You are better off changing distribution than having to manually compile
and package software and manage everything yourself.
If your vendor only support redhat you could install CentOS which is a
FREE recompiled version of RH Enterprise Linux.
Personally I'd switch to something that is more FREE and supported like
Ubuntu or Debian.
They both have the same package manager and both are execllent
distributions. Ubuntu is great on a desktop or laptop and very easy to
install. I prefer Debian on a server myself but Ubuntu can do the very
Hope that helps.
PS: If you need help installing Ubuntu or Debian on a Server let me know
and I'll give you a hand.
On Fri, August 18, 2006 23:30, Catherine Ansbro wrote:
> When I use the RH network for RH9 i396 it just brings back a message
> that my system is fully updated. I know RH stopped supporting RH9 some
> time ago, and they only have paid services now.
>> So how am I supposed to update anything without moving to a fee-based
> service? (e.g. if I want to update my kernel? software packages?)
>> Does it mean I have to now update each program individually? Or change
> distribution? (But the company who set up our server a few years ago
> said they only work with RH--no idea whether their policy has since
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