[RndTbl] How to "autoupdate" Mandrake 9.2 from the commandline

John Lange john.lange at bighostbox.com
Fri Aug 27 11:19:50 CDT 2004

Mandrake uses urpmi and related tools at the command line for updates.

The GUI version is rpmdrake (and related tools), or access it through
the "Mandrake Control Center" (drakconf).

The only trick here is that you will need to change where it looks for
its updates. By default it is not configured to download updates and
will likely have only the original install CDs listed as sources.
"Software Media manager" is where you define this and it will present
you with a list of ftp sites.

I have never bothered to automate the updates so if anyone has I'd be
interested to know how its done.


On Fri, 2004-08-27 at 11:08, Spencer Kuziw wrote:
> Hello,
> I have recently been asked to look at a client's server that is running
> Mandrake 9.2. It appears as though it has not been updated in over a year.
> What is the preferred method for keeping a Mandrake system up to date?
> Yum?
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