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Originally posted by GraemeK ok looks as though the actual rpm i had wasnt right! and therefore there wasnt anything to upgrade! LOL!
um....just wondering though when i have a sendmail package installed and then do a upgrade command how does linux or the rpm package manager know what you want to upgrade...?
1. That's why you use the -v switch. So rpm will tell you what it is or is not doing
2. It knows what you want to upgrade because you specify the packages you trying to upgrade on the command line. Like in your post "sendmail-*" tells rpm your trying to upgrade all packages that begin with sendmail-