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Book Review: Linux Patch Management

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I just finished writing an article about the trials and tribulations of patching Linux systems, when this new book, Linux Patch Management, fell into my lap. With great interest, I read about the author’s recommendations for keeping the various Linux platforms up to date.

Jang covers all the major methods of patching in the Linux world — YaST, apt, yum, and RPM distributions — devoting a chapter to each. He provides step-by-step details on how to set up local repositories for each method to help enable patching of Linux systems on your network. He also provides many "gotchas" to watch out for along the way.

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