Makuyl - thats great stuff, lots of commands! but I asked for it - thanks!
Bulliver - using SSH because I dont have physical access to the server, its a 'virtual' RH9 with Plesk for web hosting management. I was hoping to use Plesk to do everything I need.
The output from "chkconfig --list courier-imap" is
What is the command for starting it on boot by default?
Better still - will the graphical tools boot from the server, since I have X windows running on Mdk10.1 desktop? What is the command?
The packages I want to upgrade are PHP mainly, and Horde IMP, maybe Apache, Qmail, proFTPd, SSHd, etc - maybe the wget method or by uploading rpms by sftp and then installing them.
Many thanks again! you guys are being very nice with my dummy azz