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Patch Installation in Linux

Installing Updates in Linux

Under Ubuntu Linux, the following commands will install updates:

aptitude -y update
aptitude -y safe-upgrade

On the Ubuntu machines in GS228 and GS930, a cron job runs these commands weekly. This runs each Monday, at about 7:30 am.

Under Fedora Linux, the following command will install updates:

yum -y update

On the Fedora machines in the department, an cron job runs this weekly. This runs each Wednesday, at about 4:00 am.

See Automatic Security Patches for Windows for the procedure required to install patches under Windows.

Last updated May 7, 2010, by Phil Kaslo
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