[CentOS] New to Centos and have question about updating packages

Tosh toshlinux at gmail.com
Sun Dec 7 17:20:21 UTC 2008

Darrell Betts wrote:
> I have been using Freebsd for along time. I have a client of mine that
> wants me to use Centos for his email server and web server. Anyway
> with Freebsd to update the packages file you use the following commands.
> portsnap fetch fetches all the current port trees
> portsnap update adds all the new ports to the tree on the server
> portupgrade -arR will install all the ports that are installed on the
> server.
>    Now my question is what are the commands for Centos to fetch ,update
> and install, all the packages installed on the server. I would like to
> use Yum. Any help would be great.
> Thanks
> Darrell Betts
> betts at norden1.com
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simply "yum update", this compares your packages with the package server 
(repo) and downloads and updates all packages to the latest version

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