Linux® Patch Management offers Linux professionals start-to-finish solutions, strategies, and examples for every environment, from single computers to enterprise-class networks.
Michael Jang presents patching solutions for Red Hat, Fedora, SUSE, Debian, and other distributions. He systematically covers both distribution-specific tools and widely used community tools, such as apt and yum. This book's streamlined patch management techniques minimize impacts on users, networks, and administrators, and address applications as well as the underlying OS. Whatever your role in managing Linux® systems, Linux Patch® Management will reduce your costs, enhance the availability of your systems, and dramatically improve your personal efficiency.
The first start-to-finish guide to patching Linux® systems in production environments
For Red Hat, Fedora, SUSE, Debian, and other leading distributions
Comprehensive coverage of apt, yum, Red Hat Network, YaST Online Update, Zenworks Linux Management, and other tools
High-efficiency techniques that minimize impacts on networks, users, and administrators
Consolidating patches on a Red Hat network, including cached updates, as well as patching systems based on RHEL rebuild distributions
Working with SUSE's update systems, including YaST Online Update and Zenworks Linux Management
Making the most of apt commands and the GUI-based Synaptic Package Manager
Configuring apt for RPM distributions such as Fedora and SUSE Linux
Creating repositories that can manage gigabytes of patches on diverse Linux® systems
Updating networks of Linux computers without overloading WAN or Internet connections
Configuring yum clients, including coverage of emerging GUI tools such as Yum Extender