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A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux®, Fourth Edition by Mark G. Sobell

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C. Keeping the System Up to Date Using yum

The yum utility fills the same role as apt-get, described in Chapter 12: It installs and updates software packages. Both utilities compare the files in a repository (generally on the Internet) with those on the local system and update the files on the local system according to your instructions. Both utilities automatically install and update any additional files that a package depends on (dependencies). Most Linux distributions come with apt-get or yum. Debian-based systems such as Ubuntu and Mint are set up to ...

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