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hi,

during that time when i launch the up2date to update my computer (almost done), my computer hangs and i rebooted the computer.
however when i rebooted the computer and run  up2date again, i got the following error:

Test install failed because of package conflicts:
package XFree86-4.2.1-21 is already installed

My system could have installed the package before my computer hang, but the alert icon still show the package is not updated.
how can i make the alert icon know that the package is already installed?

i am using redhat 8.0 kernel 2.4.20-20.8

thanks.
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by:AgelmarJagad
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Try downloading and installing the package manually.  You can download that exact version of XFree86 at http://rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/redhat/updates/8.0/i386/XFree86-4.2.1-21.i386.html.

To install it run the command 'rpm -Uvh package_name' as root.  The -U option tells rpm to upgrade the XFree86 package to the version of the package you are trying to install, the -v option tells it to provide more information to you as it does so (verbose), and -h tells it to show has marks indicating the progress of the install.

If you are still told that the package is already installed try running 'rpm -Uvh --force package_name'.  That should force the package to be installed despite errors.
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> up2date --packages
command will  update packages associated with  System Profile on Red Hat Network

> rpm --rebuilddb
command will rebuild the rpm database

try up2date --help for more  options


hope this helps
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by:djstudio
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$bash > update -u
will update whatever u have on ur pc
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