Updates for Fedora Core 2
I have an old (virtual) server which, for various support and compatibility reasons, is still running Fedora Core 2 Linux, released back in 2005. Despite this being an old, unsupported, version of the OS I wanted it to be as up-to-date as possible, and this is how I went about it.
The Fedora Legacy Project kept looking after the updates for the old “Fedora Core” versions but their site, and many of the mirrors, are no longer active. Entering yum update at the command prompt no longer worked. After a bit of hunting I found an active mirror in Germany and edited my /etc/yum.conf file to read as follows:
1[main] 2cachedir=/var/cache/yum 3debuglevel=2 4logfile=/var/log/yum.log 5pkgpolicy=newest 6distroverpkg=redhat-release 7tolerant=1 8exactarch=1 9exclude=kernel* 10 11[base] 12gpgcheck=0 13name=Fedora Core $releasever - Base 14baseurl=http://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/download.fedoralegacy.org/fedora/$releasever/os/$basearch 15 16[updates] 17gpgcheck=0 18name=Fedora Core $releasever updates 19baseurl=http://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/download.fedoralegacy.org/fedora/$releasever/updates/$basearch 20 21[legacy-utils] 22gpgcheck=0 23name=Fedora Legacy utilities for Fedora Core $releasever 24baseurl=http://ftp-stud.fht-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/download.fedoralegacy.org/fedora/$releasever/legacy-utils/$basearch
Now my yum update command works and installed an additional 357 updates. I doubt any more will come along, but at least this system is as up-to-date as it’s going to get.