Updating with yum

15 May

All the files yum clean will act on are normally stored in /var/cache/yum.

I am very, very new to all this so baby steps please if helping is appreciated.

Do the security risks outweigh the risk of the server breaking when I update everything? ;) I've decided to ghost the hard drive and update.

I should point out that while I have backups of everything, it would take time to set everything up the way it is just now, and I don't have very much free time at work at the moment! Unfortunately, getting hold of a full or part time sysadmin isn't an option at the moment, so I'll just have to deal with the issue as well as I can! RHEL (and therefore Cent OS) are careful not to update versions to anything incompatible, instead they backport bugfixes and security fixes, so the actual changes to packages are minimal and reasonably unlikely to cause compatibility problems.

Hello, I encountered several days ago this error on a fresh installed Cent OS 6 – 64 bit machine while installing some game redirection software from Cs

This will happen only on 64 bit systems, the cause is the fact that 32 bit libraries are missing from the system, so you can easily fix this issue by installing the 32 bit libraries on your system.

You need to use yum command to update and patch the system using RHN or Internet.

Use yum command to install critical and non-critical security updates as well as binary packages.

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) It has come to my attention that Yum wants to update about 250 packages to the latest versions in the repo.

Since the server is working fine for us, should I take the risk of updating these packages?

I am trying to connect to the following repository so I can update my YUM packages: honestly I have no idea how to do that from SSH though - any guidance is very appreciative.

Yum downloads the package lists automatically, and the repositories are configured in files under /etc/yum.repos.d.