Upgrading the Linux Operating System and Software
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For Dedicated Server and Cloud Server with Linux
Virtually all Linux distributions include package management to update software installed on the system or install missing programs. A uniform standard has not been established, so that handling can vary greatly between different distributions.
Here we have listed some distributions and their package management systems:
Debian and Ubuntu Linux
Debian and the derived Ubuntu Linux use Aptitude to manage packages.
yum check-update yum update yum upgrade yum install <Paketname> yum remove <Paketname>
For more information about YUM, see:
- Fedora (English): https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Yum
- CentOS (English): http://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/yum/
With SuSE Linux you can use the program YaST (Yet another Setup Tool) to configure the system and also to install and update the packages.
yast -i <Paketname> yast --update <Paketname> yast --remove <Paketname>
For more information about YaST, see: