[LON-CAPA-dev] Re: [LON-CAPA-admin] checkrpms no longer working

Martin Siegert lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Thu, 15 Jul 2004 16:04:54 -0700

On Thu, Jul 15, 2004 at 01:40:07PM -0700, Martin Siegert wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 15, 2004 at 04:22:12PM -0400, Guy Albertelli II wrote:

> > Does it provide reasonable default conf files? Or do we need to
> > include those in the loncapa tarball?
> Good point. This actually would be easy. The only setting that I need
> in the config file is
> $FTP = 1;
> check-rpms itself sets default values for the FTPSERVER and FTPUPDATES.
> Those are reasonable for Fedora and SuSE, but currently not for RH.
> I'll change that in an hour or so. Wait for check-rpms-3.0.1-2.noarch.rpm

Ok. check-rpms-3.0.1-2.noarch.rpm is available from

The defaults are now:

For RH:
$DEFFTPSERVER = "mirror3.cs.wisc.edu";
$DEFFTPUPDATES = "pub/mirrors/linux/download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/$DISTROVERSION/updates";

For Fedora:
$DEFFTPSERVER = "fedora.redhat.com";
$DEFFTPUPDATES = "pub/fedora/linux/updates/$DISTROVERSION/en/os";

For SuSE:
$DEFFTPSERVER = "ftp.suse.com";
$DEFFTPUPDATES = "pub/suse/i386/update/$DISTROVERSION/rpm";

With those settings "check-rpms" should work out-of-the box.


Martin Siegert
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