Update Centos Linux

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How do I update Centos Linux 5 software and apply security patches?

You can apply security update and patches using the following method for CentOS Linux.

yum command

YUM, or Yellowdog Updater, is a package manager for RPM-compatible Linux systems such as Redhat and CentOS Linux. To install all updates simply the the following command as root user:
# yum update

See also:

  1. yum command: Update / Install Packages under Redhat Enterprise / CentOS Linux Version 5.x

Posted by: Vivek Gite

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