[CentOS] new freenx and nx RPMS released, manual action for x86_64

Sun Oct 21 14:27:38 UTC 2007
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

Johnny Hughes wrote:
> There are new RPMS released for nx and freenx in the CentOS-4 and
> CentOS-5 Extras repository.
> I normally do not announce that here, as those can easily be obtained on
> a normal "yum upgrade/update", however in this case there are special
> actions required *_IF_* you have the x86_64 architecture for either
> CentOS-4 or CentOS-5 with the current versions of nx and freenx installed.
> The freenx and nx in the x86_64 tree were i386 versions prior to this
> release because the nomachine code would not compile on x86_64.  This
> release fixes that and the new versions are x86_64 RPMS and no longer
> i386.  This means that YUM will not update the currently installed i386
> RPMS that are installed on x86_64 machines.
> =============
> =============
> If you are running nx and freenx on x86_64, to get these upgraded you
> *_MUST_*:
> 1. Manually download the x86_64 RPMS from these location:
> CentOS-5:
> <http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5/extras/x86_64/RPMS/freenx-0.7.1-1.el5.centos.x86_64.rpm>
> <http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5/extras/x86_64/RPMS/nx-3.0.0-4.el5.centos.x86_64.rpm>
> CentOS-4:
> <http://mirror.centos.org/centos/4/extras/x86_64/RPMS/freenx-0.7.1-1.el4.centos.x86_64.rpm>
> <http://mirror.centos.org/centos/4/extras/x86_64/RPMS/nx-3.0.0-4.el4.centos.x86_64.rpm>


1a. Remove the current nx and freenx with this command:

rpm -e nx freenx

> 2. Manually install these two RPMS with this command (as root from
> within the directory where you downloaded them):
> rpm -Uvh freenx-0.7.1-1.el5.centos.x86_64.rpm
> nx-3.0.0-4.el5.centos.x86_64.rpm
> (that command is all one line if it wraps on your e-mail)
> =============
> I apologize for the manual update requirement, however yum will not
> update i386 packages with x86_64 ones.
> Again ... this is *_ONLY_* required if you have the prior released i386
> versions of nx and freenx installed on the X86_64 arch of either
> CentOS-4.x or CentOS-5.x.
> If you are using the i386 architecture of CentOS-4.x or CentOS-5.x then
> you can just upgrade via yum normally.
> Thanks,
> Johnny Hughes
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