[clug] Keeping Red Hat up to date without RHN

Andrew Pollock andrew-clug at andrew.net.au
Wed Sep 10 08:49:40 EST 2003

On Tue, Sep 09, 2003 at 10:38:06PM +1000, Rasjid Wilcox wrote:
> On Tuesday 09 September 2003 16:18, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 08:16:55PM +1000, Rasjid Wilcox wrote:
> > > Nothing particularly secret.  Install apt-rpm, and then apt-get update,
> > > apt-get upgrade.
> > >
> > > See http://apt-rpm.tuxfamily.org/ for more info.
> >
> > Hmm, chucked it on, and it wants to remove some (presumably) non-official
> > Red Hat RPMS that are installed. Not exactly what I was after.
> I'm curious to know what ones... I don't recall having that problem.

On closer inspection, I believe the packages it wants to remove are ones 
that have been forced in (damn RPM and it's forcing), so they don't have 
all their dependencies satisfied in their current (albeit installed) 
> Well there is also YUM.  See http://www.linux.duke.edu/projects/yum/
> Similar to apt-rpm.  Written in Python.  I've never personally used it, but 
> looking at its webpage it sounds good.  :-)
> Also see http://www.rpm.org/software/updaters/ for some more choices.


I'll continue my search. I'm also half way through writing a behemoth Perl 
script that should do the basics of what I want.


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