Re: Red Hat: To patch or to upgrade?

From: Augis (
Date: 04/04/03

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    Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2003 23:22:58 +0200 (EET)
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    To: Mat Price <>

    [Tue, 1 Apr 2003], <Mat Price> :

    > 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.

    you could also do `rpm -Fvh [ftp|http]://...`.
    Possibly without any script ;)

    > 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.

    Strange. I had no trouble after updating kernel via rpm (well, not
    up2date) on RH 7.0-7.3 boxes.
    It changes grub.conf accordingly and everything i need to do is
    reboot afterwards.

    > 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.

    Should you care about this kind of security, if you have internal FTP? I
    hope i heed just to check GPG signature?


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