[CentOS] centralized patch management

Rudi Ahlers Rudi at SoftDux.com
Wed Jul 16 20:32:23 UTC 2008

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     Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 16:08:06 +0200
     From: Rainer Duffner <rainer at ultra-secure.de>
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  Subject: Re: [CentOS] centralized patch management
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> Terry schrieb:
>> Hello,
>> I have been asked to come up with a strategy for centralized patch
>> management of our linux servers.  Today, this is only centos and rhel.
>>   What is everyone else doing in this arena?
> I investigated this earlier.
> The only thing that seems halfway usable is pakiti:
> http://pakiti.sourceforge.net/
> People who think that running "yum update" every night is a solution
> should go back and do some research.
> This is how it might work at home (mostly), but not the way you deploy
> patches to a large number of systems who serve different purposes and
> thus have different package-selections, user-requirements,
> patch-policies and downtime-schemas etc.pp.
> I hope to be able to test pakiti soon.
> cheers,
> Rainer
> _______________________________________________

Ok, so what would you suggest is a good practice for a hosting  
environment with a few different RH based (CentOS & Fedora Core)  
servers, all doing different stuff?


Kind Regards
Rudi Ahlers

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