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Old 06-27-2008, 08:13 AM   #1
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install software on remote machine

how to install software/patches on a remote linux machine..
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Originally Posted by siva19185 View Post
how to install software/patches on a remote linux machine..
What kind of machine? what is your distro? do you have remote access?
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Originally Posted by siva19185 View Post
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.
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If ssh is installed, you can use "ssh -X user@host".

Then "su -" or "sux". (I've found that on SuSE and Fedora Core, if I use "sudo" or "kdesu" that the root user doesn't have permission to use the remote screen.)

Next you can try running whatever app you would use to update it locally. There may be a gui based utility such as "/sbin/yast2 online_update" on SuSE.


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