The Start-to-Finish Patch Management Guide for Every Linux® Environment
To keep your Linux systems secure, reliable, and productive, you must stay current with patches and updates. But, until now, it has been difficult to find usable, trustworthy guidance on managing patches in Linux production environments. Linux Patch Management fills that gap, offering 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.
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
Bruce Perens’ Open Source Series is a definitive series of Linux and open source books by the world’s leading Linux professionals. Bruce Perens is the primary author of The Open Source Definition, the formative document of the open source movement, and the former Debian GNU/Linux Project Leader.
Series Editor Bruce Perens is an open source evangelist, developer, and consultant whose software is a major component of most commercial embedded Linux offerings. He founded or cofounded Linux Standard Base, Open Source Initiative, and Software in the Public Interest. As Debian GNU/Linux Project Leader, he was instrumental in getting the system on two U.S. space shuttle flights.
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