Chapter 6. Configuring a yum Client

Many experienced Linux users, historically, have not been satisfied with the patch management tools of the two Linux market leaders, Red Hat and SUSE. Their problems are, in part, related to their reliance on distribution-specific patch management tools. As we’ve seen in Chapters 1-3, SUSE’s YaST Online Update and the Red Hat Update Agent are both excellent tools. Unfortunately, these tools are not easily used on other distributions, and they create bureaucratic filters on the contributions of the Linux community. In addition, they do not have the broad level of community support available for the apt or even the Smart Program Manager commands.

This lack of satisfaction began to change with the first release ...

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