The Fedora 8 to Fedora 9 migration, which I blogged about in recent days was on what I like to call my media server.
It's a core 2 duo machine that runs mythtv and also functions as a backup server.
Many years ago, when I first began with Linux, installing applications and keeping a system up to date was not an easy feat.
In fact, if you wanted to tackle either task you were bound for the command line.
Although the tools might not be universal, the concepts are.
Whether you are using Ubuntu, Open Su SE, Slackware, Fedora, Mandriva, or anything in-between, the above illustrations should help you through updating just about any Linux distribution.
Using the command line tool has one drawback - in order to check to see if you have updates, you have to run it manually.
Let's take a look at how to update your system with the help of Apt.
And through the process of updating a system, you should be able to tell exactly why this is the case. Ubuntu uses two different tools for system update: The Update Manger is a nearly 100% automatic tool.
So it is always best to understand those systems in order to be able to properly use those system.
Within the confines of this article you will learn how to keep your Linux system up to date.
The update process seemed to take forever just to sort out the package dependencies. Even with an update that should have very few dependencies it gets stuck.
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