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Re: [opensuse] keeping a server up to date
  • From: Patrick Shanahan <ptilopteri@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 11:46:56 -0500
  • Message-id: <20061210164656.GS7813@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* Jonathan Horne <suse@xxxxxxxxx> [12-10-06 11:19]:
> ok time passes, and i have a linux server back in production (for
> vmware-server). my biggest pain, is performing system updates from a
> command line only. forgive me forgive me (for comparing suse to
> fedora), but in fedora what i want to accommplish is a simple as:
> yum -y update
> (wait, done, reboot if necessary). or if i want to pull down something that
> is not installed:
> yum -y install [packagename]
> (wait, done)
> how can i accomplish these tasks, as simply, in suse? even tho i
> feel uneasy about the recenent goings on, i still prefer to stay with
> suse rather than switch back to fedora. i know yast is quite
> powerful, but ive never learned the ins and outs, and each time i try
> to update the system with yast, im told to either insert my dvd, or
> that the media in the drive does not match my system. i must be
> taking a wrong turn somewhere. tips, links to definitive command
> line guides, or any general adivce would be truly apprecated.

since you appear comfortable with 'yum', and 'yum' is compatible with
SUSE, why don't you use 'yum' instead of 'Yast'?

Patrick Shanahan Registered Linux User #207535 @
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