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Old 05-09-2003, 06:09 PM   #1
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up2date vs. apt-get ?

What is better ?
Old 05-09-2003, 06:42 PM   #2
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two different things whch are complementary actually.
Old 05-09-2003, 09:38 PM   #3
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apt-get is for "getting" rpm's from the command line and they should install automatically providing you use the corred flags. Up2date, is a Red hat tool to check and see if your system has any software that should be updated. obviously the apt-get works for more Distro's than up2date.
Old 05-09-2003, 09:49 PM   #4
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They just check different servers for updates. up2date can be run from a shell as well:

up2date-nox -di


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