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Re: yum installation management.



On Wed, 2004-05-05 at 13:07, Brian Hirt wrote:
> Like lots of users out there, my company used to use Red Hat Network to 
> support our boxes.   One of the things i really liked about RHN was 
> that you could remotely administer a bunch of servers fairly easily 
> without having to log onto each machine to check for updates or to 
> install updates.   I'm aware that Yum and others packages can be run 
> from cron to automatically install packages.  However, if you want a 
> little bit more control over what you install and when you install 
> them, I haven't seen something out there that suits me.
> 
> I spent some time whipping up a little system that is similar to RHN.   
> The administration is from a web page where you can  view which 
> components on your servers are out of date and request that the 
> remotely administered systems update certain packages.   Each of the 
> remotely administered systems checks in with the central database and 
> updates packages that it's been requested to update.  The administered 
> boxes also notify the central server when if finds new packages that 
> should be updated.
> 

If someone wants to run that in their infrastructure that's fine but I
don't think fedoralegacy has the machine power or human power to
maintain something like that.

-sv




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