Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Linux Patch Management: Keeping Linux Systems Up to Date

Filed under
Reviews

Michael Jang has written a new book in Bruce Perens' Open Source Series tackling the often sticky subject of Linux patch management. Targeted squarely at the busy network admin who needs to get up to speed on Linux, it promises to cover system updating and package repository set-up from the ground up. Not only that, but to do so for a variety of distributions. Let's see how it does!

It's All About the Layout

Book layout is important, and Linux Patch Management (LPM) uses it's pages to good effect. Brief synopsis head up each chapters sub-section to give you an overview of what you're about to read. Each chapter after the first is likewise laid out to cover separate types of repositories and their uses, as in a production environment you won't likely need to reference all the different repository types.

Spiced throughout the book are authors notes to point out a particular feature or pitfall to be aware of. They're particularly good for administrators new to Linux who might get caught by Linux specific "gotchas".

Looking Between the Covers

Full Story.

More in Tux Machines

KDevelop 5.2.2 and 5.2.3 released

KDevelop 5.2.2 and 5.2.3 released We today provide a stabilization and bugfix release with version 5.2.2 and 5.2.3. 5.2.2 was tagged 6 weeks ago, but we never managed to release it because we did not have the patience to fix the Windows installers in time due to a broken CI. Windows installers are provided for 5.2.3 again. We'll only provide source tarballs for 5.2.2 and we encourage everyone to just skip this release and use 5.2.3 which contains a few more bug fixes. This is a bugfix-only release, which introduces no new features and as such is a safe and recommended update for everyone currently using KDevelop 5.2.1. Read more Also: This week in Usability & Productivity, part 19

FreeOffice 2018 Release is Seamlessly Compatible With MS Office on Linux

FreeOffice 2018 has just been released and it provides even better support for Microsoft Office documents on Linux. Read more

Android Leftovers

today's howtos