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Old 04-26-2007, 03:01 AM   #1
pcandpc
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[centos] yum and software updater


Hello?

In CentOS 5, what's the difference between
the yum and GUI software updater?

The software updater icon on the taskbar
shows I have about 36 updates while the console
yum shows about 180 updates available.

If I stop the software updater process about
two-thirds of the way, what happens to
the downloaded packages? Where are they stored?
Can I clean them or they're automatically deleted
when updates are completed?

By the way, restarting the software updater
appears to begin the download process from
scratch. Is there a way to just resume
the download as in the console yum update?

Thanks.

Last edited by pcandpc; 04-26-2007 at 03:04 AM.
 
Old 04-26-2007, 06:44 PM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pcandpc
In CentOS 5, what's the difference between
the yum and GUI software updater?

The software updater icon on the taskbar
shows I have about 36 updates while the console
yum shows about 180 updates available.
I personally don't use the GUI updater (pup/puplet). The GUI software installer seems OK, but I've always trusted and used Yum.

Quote:
Originally Posted by pcandpc
If I stop the software updater process about
two-thirds of the way, what happens to
the downloaded packages? Where are they stored?
Can I clean them or they're automatically deleted
when updates are completed?
You shouldn't stop the process if you don't absolutely have to.
Downloaded RPMs are stored in /var/cache/yum/*/packages. You can clear them out at will without any negative effects. That being said, you should really use the `yum clean` option for cleaning up downloaded packages and such. `yum clean` has several options, `man yum` will tell you about them.

They are not automatically deleted by default.

Quote:
Originally Posted by pcandpc
By the way, restarting the software updater
appears to begin the download process from
scratch. Is there a way to just resume
the download as in the console yum update?
Again, I just use Yum, but others might have more input
 
  


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