What does yum update do?

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What does yum update do?

Post by Jeff Green » Thu May 25, 2017 3:48 pm

What is yum update? What does yum update do? What is the difference between yum update and yum upgrade?

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yum does update old packages

Post by Juraj Vysvader » Thu May 25, 2017 6:16 pm

Update old packages? It's the same like sudo apt-get update in other distros. YUM is mainly for RHEL/CentOS environment. YUM is a software package manager similar like PRM. You can upgrade version of packages, or just update the old (usually, fix some security bugs).

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Re: What does yum update do?

Post by Adam M. » Thu May 25, 2017 8:22 pm

It is almost the same like apt-get in package manager of other Linux distributions. yum manages files.