Re: redhat up2date
From: Michael W. Cocke (cocke_at_catherders.com)
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 06:33:18 -0400
On Sat, 09 Aug 2003 16:00:50 GMT, Nico Kadel-Garcia
>Michael W. Cocke wrote:
>> On 8 Aug 2003 16:03:01 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org (john bailo)
>>>Is there a way to automate the redhat 'up2date' process to just accept
>>>and install all updates automatically?
>> up2date -uf
>> HOWEVER - Don't do it. Look into apt-get (google should get you
>> there, I don't have a pointer handy). Pay special attention to
>> 'apt-get dist-upgrade'. I wish someone had told me about it before I
>> paid for the redhat subscription.
>The 4 or so various apt-get wannabe packages written to fake apt-get
>behavior under RedHat have never worked for me. Usually they don't even
>*compile*, because the authors had made their systems extremely
>non-standard with odd libraries and components before even writing the
>tarballs or RPM's for it, and didn't note the dependencies.
>Like the modem tool of the week which newbies invariably pump out while
>learning to program, none of them have been worth using yet. If someone
>knows one that actually works with a vanilla RedHat 8.0 or 9 system, I'd
>*love* to hear about it.
The one that I use (which worked perfectly right out of the box) can
be found here -
Don't need to compile - just download the appropriate binary for your
OS and go.
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