Updating the system with YUM

In this recipe we will investigate the role of the Yum Package Manager with regard to running a system update.

Every once in a while you may become aware of an update or may simply wish to discover if an update exists. Applying patches and updates is a regular task for all server administrators and in this recipe you will learn how to achieve this with the help of Yum.

Getting ready

To complete this recipe you will require a working installation of the CentOS 6 operating system with root privileges, a console-based text editor of your choice, and a connection to the Internet in order to facilitate the download of additional packages.

How to do it...

Before we begin this recipe, you will be required to access the server ...

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