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MLUG.ca: Up2date with RedHat

Jan 15, 2002, 21:17 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nick Sklavenitis)

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"In this article I will be discussing some of the features of the up2date command shipped with Red Hat 7.2.

The up2date command is nothing new to Red Hat; its been around since version 7.0. But it is a more mature system now then it was in its earlier releases.

What up2date does is similar to what Debian has been doing for years now, namely, finding updates and installing packages without having dependency issues. For those who have used Debian I'm refering to the program apt-get which does exactly what up2date does. Some might argue that apt-get is a better program, but I certainly don't want to start a holy war. So I won't try to give you any comparisons; I'm just writing to let you know that we now have less of a headache managing packages on Red Hat systems."

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