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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'?

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