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Re: Patch management tool
From: Alvin Oga <alvin.sec () Mail Linux-Consulting com>
Date: Sat, 4 Sep 2004 07:30:39 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 3 Sep 2004, Chris Griffin wrote:

Some thing like patch distribution server which possibly push the recent OS
patches to other linux systems. Linux distribution should covering RedHat,
Suse other linux flavors.

it's trivial to write one ... or create one

and use the standard pkg management tool for that distro

creating the "tested" patch server for all your production machines
is a bit trickier ... espif those production machines cannot go down
due to some ooppss some place down the line or up the tree

c ya

- we use our own patch tools  ... for any flavor *nix ...
        ( free patches since the patches are free from
        ( redhat/suse/debian/slackware...

        - the update.pl patch script is not released

        simplified in one (update.pl) script

        if redhat ...
                rpm from red-patches.your-domain.com

        if suse
                rpm from suse-patches.your-domain.com

        if debian
                apt-get from debian.your-domain.com

        if sun 
                upgradepkg from sun.your-domain.com

        -- add/maintain more distros as you need

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