Red Hat: To patch or to upgrade?

From: Mat Price (
Date: 04/02/03

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    Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2003 20:44:19 -0500
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    What I have done in the past is make a directory on a ftp server with
    all update rpms except the kernel rpms. Then I ran a script on the
    clients that would check the version of redhat it was running on, then
    download the correct rpms. Once they where on the machine it did a rpm
    -Fvh *.rpm. This Freshen's/upgrades only the rpms you have installed.
    Then the the script would clean up after it's self. I didn't do the
    kernel since it always went badly. If I needed the kernel upgrade I
    would do it by hand and do a rpm -ivh <rpmfile> then edit grub.conf to
    point to the new kernal as the default. If you have only a few machine
    writing the script may be over kill. I wish I still had it but the
    project got lost a while back. The other thing you could do is mount it
    over nfs if the clients have small drives or use sftp if you want to do
    it in a secure way.


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