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OSFAQ.com: Keeping your software up to date

Feb 13, 2001, 20:45 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to osfaq for this link. ]

"With monthly security patches, feature enhancements, and bug fixes, how do you keep up to date? Well in this article we are going to take a look at various package management programs that can automate this process. These various package managers allow you to sync your OS to the latest patches automatically or manually, and also offer ways of keeping a whole network up to date. Sounds pretty cool, right. So lets take a look at the various options available."

"Depending on your distro the package management selection differs. Currently, most distro's use either the Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) or Debian Package Manager (DPKG). I'm not going to debate, which is better, but I am simply going to take a look at some good choices for both managers'."

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