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Old 12-04-2003, 04:38 PM   #1
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Question any other distros with up2date-like feature


I have been using red hat for a couple years now and am planning on switching. However, I am not sure which to pick. One of the main features I am looking for is a feature similar to up2date where I can just run a command and get the latest patches. Besides red hat, what other distros have a similar feature?
 
Old 12-04-2003, 04:46 PM   #2
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i think gentoo's emerge is what you're after, apparently you can type emerge sync and update the entire system.
i have never used it, but i'm intending to use it on a PPC tomorrow
 
Old 12-04-2003, 07:46 PM   #3
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I think Gentoo's Portage system is amazing. When it downloads something, it builds it specifically for your system. And it's free, you don't have to pay that whatever a year to use it.
 
Old 12-05-2003, 05:41 PM   #4
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also slackware has a similar system called apt-get, it's pre-built though.
i got my PPC btw, still trying to get the thing to boot
 
Old 12-05-2003, 08:05 PM   #5
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Mandrake has urpmi, which works really good once you have your sources configured.
 
  


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