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CentOS 5.3: how to update Linux via CLI remotely?

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Hello Experts,

I installed CentOS 5.3 about 3 months ago, but I haven't done any updates. How do I update my machine via CLI remotely? using putty to SSH to it...

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by:Frozenice
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hi,

you can simple use yum...

yum clean all
yum update


regards,
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by:epifanio67
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thank you...

What does yum clean all do?

Also, when I do yum update, where do the patches go? where can I review in case any of them clashes with any of my app servers?

thx so much expert....
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Frozenice earned 2000 total points
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hi,

just 'because' and as a matter of good sysadmin
clean all...

to check first
get a list of packages that are going to be updated, enter:
# yum list updates

to verify wich of your app will need to be updated


to check everything else
# tail -f /var/log/messages
# tail -f /path/to/log/file


To view log of all updated package, enter:

tail -f /var/log/yum.log
less /var/log/yum.log
grep -i bind /var/log/yum.log


regards
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by:epifanio67
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Thank you so much expert!!!!
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by:Frozenice
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epifanio67:

your welcome.



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