Brian Durant writes:
I have tried 'yum install kernel- g5', so I know that I am
the latest YDL kernel at this time.
The latest 4.0.1 kernel, you can't get the later ones without a YDL.net
enhanced subscription. I'm thinking of getting the university to get one
so I can post the source RPMs or at least relevant patches on the net
for others to see.
How would I make sure that everything that is implemented in the YDL
kernel, also would work in the new kernel and which one do I choose?
do a "uname -r" to see the kernel version.
looks like the latest version is
for comparison in FC4 the current version is 2.6.14.
to get the patch I needed, I have to go to 2.6.15!
1) Install all of GNOME. I have read that there can sometimes be
problems with libraries? Would this be 'yum install gnome*'?
there might be multiple versions. I would do a "yum list available
gnome*" and install the higher level packages that you want. I have
gnone and kde on FC4 without issue.
2) Install Firefox and Thunderbird. There sometimes seem to be
problems with plug-ins and the like after these are installed.
I use firefox on my box occasionally, but yes plugins can be a problem
becuase of the availability of linux/ppc support in some cases.
I will say that a co-worker has tried repeatedly to use the Thunderbird
FC4 packge without luck (it would crash at startup) and had to build his own.
3) InstallApt4RPM. This FAQ seems to have disapeared from the
Terrasoft Solutions site and there isn't anything at Fresh RPMS either.
no idea why you would want to do that. is it to use debian apt packages?