Newest RPM's?

Eric Miller emiller at techskills.com
Sun Mar 31 23:15:53 EST 2002


Whoa, let's start over!

I am looking for the latest Scyld RPM packages, not the RPM tool itself!  I
am all too aware of the RPM tool and it's uses.

To re-word my questions, (and add a new one):

-What are the pros/cons of RPMing the Scyld package on the master as opposed
to doing a full Scyld install.  I assume that the full install will setup
the fstab, DHCP server on the cluster NIC, DNS (or proper /etc/hosts
entries), etc.  Assuming that I am comfortable with doing this myself, are
there any glaring disadvantages to using and RPMed version vs. the full
install?  (Incedentally, this question may be dated.  I assume that an RPM
version is available based on the docs that accompanied my 27Bz-7 CD.)

-If I should decide to go with the full install, is there a more current CD
available than the one I currently possess (27Bz-7)?  If so, are the .iso
files available, or do I need to order a new one?

-If I should decide to keep my RH7.2 and go with the RPMs, what is the
ftp://directory/xyz.rpm that I should use?  The Scyld FTP site is nebulous,
and there are several that look like they may fit the bill.

I hope this makes my questions clearer, thanks alot!


----- Original Message -----
From: "LT V. H. Walke" <walke at usna.edu>
To: "Eric Miller" <emiller at techskills.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2002 5:02 PM
Subject: RE: Newest RPM's?


> Exactly.  RPM is the "RedHat Package Manager" and is the default
> software installation and management tool for RedHat Linux.  It pretty
> much HAS to be on the distribution for things to work.
>
> 4.0.3 is the latest version as you can see at:
>
> http://www.rpm.org/
>
> The Scyld RPM packages are all built with 3.x so pretty much anything
> should do.  Scyld's site has some versions of RPM there for convenience,
> but aren't the reference source for the RPM package.
>
> Good Luck,
> Vann
>
> On Sun, 2002-03-31 at 17:03, Eric Miller wrote:
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: beowulf-admin at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-admin at beowulf.org]On
> > Behalf Of LT V. H. Walke
> > Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2002 4:35 PM
> > To: Eric Miller
> > Cc: beowulf at beowulf.org
> > Subject: Re: Newest RPM's?
> >
> >
> > If you're using RH7.2 you should already have rpm v. 4.0.3:
> >
> > So, to answer the question, 4.0.3 is the latest RPM?  I did not see that
on
> > the FTP site.  Are you saying it is included in the distro?  Cool!
> >
> > $ rpm -q rpm
> > rpm-4.0.3-1.03
> >
> > or possibly a rev or two older since some updates may have been
> > released.  You should be able to go straight to the application rpms.
> >
> > I've never installed the Scyld RPMs to a running RedHat system, so you
> > may run into some problems.  Unless you have a really strong need to
> > have you RH7.2 system as the master, I would suggest doing a full Scyld
> > install.
> >
> > I was using 7.2 because the Xconf for 6.2 does not support 16bit depth
at
> > 1024 x 768.  It only goes up to 800 x 600.  I can fix that, if you
recommend
> > using the full install.  Is there an .iso for the most recent version?
I
> > have 27Bz-7 already (bought it), but I would like a newer version for
this
> > project.
> >
> >
> > Good luck,
> > Vann
> >
> > On Sun, 2002-03-31 at 16:29, Eric Miller wrote:
> > > I am using RH7.2 on my master node and would like to RPM the latest
stable
> > > version of Scyld, instead of using the CD (I have 27Bz-7, based on
RH6.2)
> > >
> > > On the FTP site (ftp://ftp.scyld.com/pub/rpm/), I find some choices!
I
> > > assume that I want either:
> > >
> > > rpm-4.0.2-6x.i386.rpm
> > > -or-
> > > rpm-3.0.5-9.6x.i386.rpm
> > >
> > > Or, perhaps one of the others.  Should I be using 4.0.2?
> > >
> > > TIA!
> > >
> > > -ETM
> > >
> > >   .~.
> > >   /V\
> > >  // \\
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