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Software Update / YUM question

Posted: 2007/05/05 18:25:40
by arshad
Hi,

I am test running Scientific Linux 5.0 -RC2. I am not very comfortable with this yum thing -
I used the up2date/ RH notification that sat on the panel to update the softwares on SL4.4
( read CentOS 4.4 - or are there any major differences?).

Is there something equivalent for CentOS which does this 'automatically' ? I tried yumex but it was
not as smooth/easy as using up2date.

In case you don't have alternatives - a link to a complete idiot's guide to yum would suffice.

Thanks,

A.

Re: Software Update / YUM question

Posted: 2007/05/05 20:07:15
by toracat
yum install yum-cron

then

chkconfig yum on
/etc/init.d/yum start

Akemi

Re: Software Update / YUM question

Posted: 2007/05/07 10:07:35
by arshad
Thanks - but would this be appropriate for a laptop?
I don't keep laptop on all the time.

A.

Re: Software Update / YUM question

Posted: 2007/05/09 12:01:16
by toracat
Then look into puplet.

Re: Software Update / YUM question

Posted: 2007/05/09 13:25:31
by pjwelsh
The program "anacron" is the "not always on cron". Install anacron via "yum install anacron" (likely already on the system) and then "chkconfig anacron on".

Edit: anacron will do all cron jobs for not-always-on boxen in a "sane" fashion (eg updatedb etc).

Re: Software Update / YUM question

Posted: 2007/06/19 12:18:08
by tasm
[quote]
toracat wrote:
Then look into puplet.[/quote]

Afaik, Puplet needs PUP and PUP needs Pirut, which is not included in CentOS (http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS5.0/German).
Is it possible to use PUP with CentOS5?

Software Update / YUM question

Posted: 2007/06/19 13:05:15
by gerald_clark
Pirut is included.