Dummies Guide for up2date -> yum?
romeotheriault at fastmail.fm
Thu Oct 4 23:10:58 UTC 2007
I personally find yum much better than up2date. But for starters:
yum check-update will show you updates that are available.
yum update should update everything for you.
man yum should tell you the rest. ;)
On 10/4/07, Sandor W. Sklar <ssklar at stanford.edu> wrote:
> So, having a bunch of RHEL4 systems, I'm used to running "up2date"
> for various software installation and upgrade tasks, and I feel
> pretty comfortable with it, which is why RHEL5, which we're just
> starting to deploy, switched to "yum."
> Can anyone point me to an "idiot's guide" for going from up2date to yum?
> Specifically, I'm used to doing things like:
> up2date --dry-run foobar
> ... to see if the package foobar is available, and what its
> dependancies are
> up2date -u
> ... to update all the currently installed "non-kernel" RPMs already
> on the systems
> up2date -uf
> ... to update everything, including the kernel and kernel-module RPMs
> Sandor W. Sklar, Unix Systems Administrator
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