software packages

The yum command line tool is used to install and update software packages under RHEL / CentOS Linux server. I know how to apply updates using yum update command line, but I’d like to use cron to manually update packages where appropriate. How do I configure yum to install software patches / updates automatically with cron?

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I’ve download .tbz file from the FreeBSD ftp server. How do I install this binary file using command line options?

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Q. I’ve installed FreeBSD server without ports. When installing my FreeBSD system, sysinstall asked my, if I would like to install the Ports Collection? I chose not to install it. Now, how do I obtain and install the FreeBSD ports collection in /usr/ports?

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Q. How do I know what packages are available to be updated on my FreeBSD Server system? How do I list all outdated packages under FreeBSD / OpenBSD operating system?

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How do I list all installed packages using rpm command on CentOS/Suse/Fedora/RHEL/Scientific and Red Hat Enterprise Linux?

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Q. I’ve just moved from a Linux server to a new FreeBSD server. I’m confused with FreeBSD ports system. Can you tell me – how do I find a package file (port) and install the same? A. Under Linux you use rpm / up2date / yum or apt-get command to install a package. Under FreeBSD […]

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