OT: Linux Distrobutions?
Sanjay K. Patel
sanjay.patel at REXWIRE.COM
Wed Nov 5 22:15:33 GMT 2003
Mandrake has auto update features
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Subject: Re: OT: Linux Distrobutions?
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> From: Ugo Bellavance [mailto:ugob at CAMO-ROUTE.COM]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2003 3:35 PM
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> Subject: Re: OT: Linux Distrobutions?
> > -----Message d'origine-----
> > De : Denis Beauchemin [mailto:Denis.Beauchemin at USHERBROOKE.CA]
> > Envoyé : Wednesday, November 05, 2003 3:30 PM
> > À : MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK
> > Objet : Re: OT: Linux Distrobutions?
> > Hello all,
> > I've been following this thread with great interest because
> > we have many
> > RHL systems here (about 40 servers and desktops).
> > One thing I like a lot with RHN (Red Hat Network) is the
> > possibility to
> > PUSH updates to many systems in one fell swoop. That way I
> can review
> > the updates before installing anything.
> > Can this be achieved with other distros?
> I think it is possible to run your own repository with
> apt-get and yum. Therefore, you just download the patches,
> and when you are ready to deploy, you copy them in your repository...
There's also autorpm, the old standby from long before up2date and rhn
existed. I also noted a few sites with documentation on how to set up your
own stand-in for the redhat-side of the up2date protocol. Didn't look like
a simple chore though.
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