Nov 102012
 

In a previous post we’ve seen how to Enable automatic security update in Debian/Ubuntu, I use it on my Debian VPS and I must say that I’ve forgot to be worried about security updates thanks to this, but perhaps you have a Red Hat 6 or Centos 6 and you want to sleep well as well ?

There is no problem, today we’ll see how to achieve the same result on a Centos 6 machine.
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Oct 272012
 

Sometimes it’s useful to tell to our GNU/Linux system that we want to keep some packages on Hold or that we do not want to update them , for example you could have added a custom kernel and you don’t want that during an update the standard kernel takes its place, or perhaps you want to test some specific version.

These instructions are tested with distributions that use packages in the .deb format (such as Debian, Ubuntu and Mint), .rpm based distributions that use yum (Red Hat Enterprise, Centos, Fedora) and Gentoo.
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Dec 282011
 

In these days i’ve worked a lot on Red Hat Enterprise and Centos machines, and so i’ve used yum to install, upgrade, remove and download packages.
I’m more used to .deb packages (or the portage system), and so for me these plugins are both new and really useful to extend the basic functions of yum.

In particular i’ll show you how:

  • Tell to yum the priorities among his repository
  • Use yum to download a package without installing it.

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