[CentOS] Updates on Centos 4

Matt Hyclak hyclak at math.ohiou.edu
Wed Mar 1 05:05:41 UTC 2006

On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 07:41:17PM -0800, Benjamin Smith enlightened us:
> > > Perhaps you have a better way to find out what packages are reported by 
> yum as
> > > ready for update that you might want to test first? 
> > >
> > 
> > yum check-update
> Is that the best you can come up with? This is worthy of the scathing (but 
> vague) criticism I saw earlier? Isn't this sorta like sayi	ng that "cat foo | 
> grep NNN" is not nearly as good as "grep NNN foo" ? They appear largely 
> equivalent, for all intents and purposes... the output even looks similar. 
> Hey, whatever floats your boat, I guess. I'm certainly not worried about my 
> client's well-being because I used one over the other. 

First of all, you need to settle down. Maybe then you would have noticed
that I had nothing to do with the "scathing criticism". You asked a
question, I provided an answer. No, it probably doesn't make a difference if
you use your method or mine, however I propose that the yum command above is
a lot less prone to accidentally updating a system that you just wanted to
check updates for. 


Matt Hyclak
Department of Mathematics 
Department of Social Work
Ohio University
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