[CentOS-devel] fixing broken yum update

seth vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Thu Jul 10 18:48:40 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-07-10 at 19:38 +0100, Ned Slider wrote:

> In addition, maybe some advice/tips to minimise the risk of performing a 
> large update. I'm thinking of things like performing updates in a screen 
> session when remotely updating over an ssh login in case the ssh 
> connection gets lost mid-update. Also, I tend to perform updates in 
> smaller chunks like:
> manually install new kernel packages
> yum update yum\* rpm\*
> yum update open\*
> yum update gnome\* kde\* xorg\*
> etc

If you're worried in big updates about a session dropping out, use
screen. The smaller updates are _fine_ but screen is probably easier.

> Plus any other advice relevant to the update procedure - how many times 
> did people ask the difference between 'yum upgrade' and 'yum update', 
> and which they should use :)

There is no difference, whatsoever, anymore. Ignore it.


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