"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."