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If I want to update do I update and then upgrade or do I upgrade and then update?
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wut?
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do I
Code:
yum update
yum upgrade
or

Code:
yum upgrade
yum update
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post #4 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by __Pat__ View Post


do I
Code:
yum update
yum upgrade
or

Code:
yum upgrade
yum update
yeah this makes sense i think its upgrade
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post #5 of 11
You update and then upgrade. Update retrieves all the package lists. Upgrade downloads and installs the package.
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You update and then upgrade. Update retrieves all the package lists. Upgrade downloads and installs the package.
Hmmm two contradicting answers. Since Kenny seems unsure and you provided explanation I'll go with update. Thanks for the help!
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Update gets the latest package list from the repositories.
Upgrade installs the packages that are out of date (i.e. a newer one on the repos)

If you don't update first, the upgrade will be working on old information, as it checks against the local, downloaded list.
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by __Pat__ View Post
If I want to update do I update and then upgrade or do I upgrade and then update?
I think that this below should have been your first post. It was confusing what you meant.

Quote:
Originally Posted by __Pat__ View Post


do I
Code:
yum update
yum upgrade
or

Code:
yum upgrade
yum update
yum upgrade is the same as update, though it also picks up rare cases in which a package is renamed (e.g. ethereal was renamed wireshark a while back) or replaced with a completely different package that does the same thing (e.g. when the ATI drivers went from 10.x to 11.x they were renamed from fglrx to catalyst).

It's generally safe to always do 'yum upgrade' unless you have a good reason to not replace packages which have been obsoleted or renamed.

Upgrading from one distribution version to another (e.g. Fedora 14 to 15) is done with yum distro-sync.
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Hmm, I've always thought yum syntax/keywords matched the apt-get ones - clearly wrong so ignore me
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