[CentOS] Re: Clarification
sam at wa4phy.net
Fri Oct 7 17:08:12 UTC 2005
Thanks for the clarification Greg. I kind of figured they both would
work about the same, but didnt' know if there was a preference for one
over the other or not. Just seems like up2date is the simpler of the
two with a few clicks of the rodent and its done.
Greg Knaddison wrote:
>up2date and yum both work on top of or maybe "in cooperation with" the
>rpm package management system. So, if you like using one or the other
>to do your updating at a given time you can use either one and they
>won't get confused since they both store/read information from the
>Yum uses metadata about a repository to know what is going on, what
>updates might exist, etc. You can use "yum list updates" to see what
>needs to be updated. Some people put a "yum list updates" and then
>redirect it to mail to them in their daily cron so that they know if
>they have updates rather than using the up2date applet.
>When you start yum it goes to the repositories in your configuration
>files, pulls down the metadata from those repositories and then parses
>through it looking for updates, packages to satisfy dependencies if
>there are updates, and other fun stuff like that.
>None of the files for CentOS (unless you changed something) from from
>anything RH related. I assume you know how that all works and said
>"RH" where you meant "CentOS"...
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