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Redhat 7.2: up2date or autorpm?



1:42 pm on Feb 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Which one of up2date or autorpm is better for keeping a Redhat 7.2 box updated.

I used up2date once and it updated some perl libraries/modules (don't know exactly) with ones that were incompatible with the already installed CPAN modules. When I tried running it on another RH 7.2 box it complained that I first have to run up2date --register on a RH 8.0 system and then I can use up2date.

So far I haven't used autorpm, I didn't find RH rpms for it, but I got some RH compatible from rpmfind.net.


4:19 pm on Feb 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I am not familiar with autorpm. Up2date is the best way to keep a clean Redhat server. You can in the up2date config tell it which packages to skip, so if you have things you have modified it won't mess with them. I think you can go to the website and register the box there.

The problem is going to be ... The new Redhat Subsription support time limits. At the end of this year they will not support 7.x systems. This is going to cause problems and I am not yet sure how I am going to handle it. Upgrading a remote server to a new version has got to be a challenge.

So in answer to your question.

I am not sure any more.


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