Running Package Upates RH Ver 5
I loaded RH Ver 5 last night and am trying to update all the tons of packages.
1) My understanding was that installed packages would be shown in the /etc/yum file. I took a look at it. The file contains a lot of info but no package info. At the bottom of it it says "Put your repos here or in separate file named file.repo in etc/yum/repos.d In that directory there is only a rhel-dbuginfo.repo file.
-do I need to create a new file name in the latter directory to update all my packages?
-what file are all my packages listed in now?
-do I need to direct my package updates to a directory or file, and how do I do that (what command)
-what is the difference between the repos.d and the yum.conf file?
2) When I do my updates, I want to just use the Update command, but exclude kernel files. Would this be the right syntax?
-update ; -x filename,filename,filename
Thanks so much, know this is long winded. Too much info to sort through in manuals, web, books, etc...
Last edited by Morgandy; 01-10-2010 at 12:07 PM.