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Haiii, i am an complete new to linux. I would like to know how to upgrade an application or an rpm like apatche or perl or mysql or anything. Whether ...
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    How to upgrade an application.


    Haiii, i am an complete new to linux.
    I would like to know how to upgrade an application or an rpm like apatche or perl or mysql or anything.
    Whether i should install directly the new version rpm or else any option to upgrade it with out deleting the older version.

    I will be thankful if u can help me.

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    You say, "rpm" so I guess you are using Mandriva, Fedora or SuSE? Each has it's own update and configuration utilities. Explore your distro and it shouldn't be too hard to discover how to update it.
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    Please help me

    Yes i know that this is very small and silly question but iwas an total begineer in linux.
    I am using Linux Fedora core 4
    Please help me.

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    The tool you are looking for is called yum. This is the package manager responsible for adding/removing/upgrading programs for you.

    To upgrade a package, type (as root):
    Code:
    yum update <package name>
    Check
    Code:
    man yum
    and http://fedoranews.org/tchung/howto/2...um-intro.shtml for some more info on yum.

    Enjoy,
    Bryan

    *EDIT* - Sorry, I made a mistake in the yum command. I bolded the correction.
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