Originally Posted by siva19185
how to install software/patches on a remote linux machine..
If you have ssh or telnet access, you can login to the remote machine. Once you have done that, you can use one of the two following methods for most systems.
1) If the machine is Debian (Ubuntu) based and connected to the internet, you can use "apt-get install <package>".
2) If the machine is RedHat (Fedora Core) based and connected to the internet, you can download an RPM file and use "rpm -Uvh <rpmname>".
If the remote machine uses Mandriva or Slackware, I do not know what the magic incantation is for installing packages from the command line.