Keeping My Mandrake 10.0 Linux system UP TO DATE ...

Posted on 2004-11-05
Last Modified: 2013-12-15

I am a 'long' time user of Red Hat Linux.  I really enjoyed using their distro for as long as it lasted (I know they have Fedora, but it's just not the same to me).  One of the reasons I really liked using RH was it had such a SEEMLESS way of keeping itself up to date via the Internet and the Red Hat update website.  I personally think that Microsoft might have even taken a few 'ideas' or pointers from the way the Red Hat process was done with their own Windows Update process.

So, getting back to my original question/thread:

Is there a way via the Internet, to keep my Mandrake 10.0 system up to date with the latest distro, patches, service packs, etc. that Mandrake releases?

Is this process 'free'?  

Thanks in advance!
Question by:pugdog_fan
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    there is a utility called urpmi

    here's a link to the man page

    go to this site

    and follow the directions.  

    once you have your update ftp sources configured,  the command line is  

    $> urpmi --update

    it will pull down the list, compare it to what you have already installed, and tell you if there are any updated packages and ask you if you want to install them.  

    you can automate it if you like using cron and a script.. no big deal...  

    are you behind a proxy server????

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    also if you are using kde or gnome, there is a gui tool

    hit the Star button,  then system, then packaging, then configure your "software media manager"

    (the easy urpmi process will populate this for you if you don't want to use the gui...)

    then go to the star button, then system, then packaging, then mandrake linux update.

    it will pull the list for you and you can check the boxes of the package you want to update...

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    yes the process is free.



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