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Re: Pushing updates ?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Allan M. Stewart" <astewart greenpoints com>
To: <psyche-list redhat com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2003 1:26 PM
Subject: Pushing updates ?

> What is the best way to update many servers at customer sites? 
> Let say for example that a new SSH package comes out. Since this is
> security related, we probably DO want to get this update on all
> of our servers in customer sites. Isn't there something better
> than telnet'ing into each server, FTP'ing (or other method) a RPM
> there and running RPM to update. 
> There is rsync, but that end runs around the RPM package manager. 
> Since these servers may not be identical clones, I think package 
> management is recommended. Yes?
> Caldera gave us a sales presentation about a year ago and they had
> something (volution?) that did this, but their licensing costs were
> way high. They priced themselves out of the picture. Does RedHat
> or any third party have something to make remote system/package 
> management easier for many (100+) systems?
> Allan

2 come to mind, the first is 'yum'

the second is 'frpms'

Basically you mirror the updates to a local ftp/http server and then fetch them
from the client from cron.  
Kevin Brouelette, RHCE

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