Linux Apt-Get


Related Docs:   Updating Linux

Since the up2date utility has become a paid service by RedHat, you may use the free apt-get utility instead on RedHat and Trustix.

APT-RPM is a port of Debian's apt tools to a RPM based distribution. apt-get is an advanced package management utility front-end to easily perform package installation, upgrading and removal. Dependencies are automatically handled, so if you try to install a package that needs others to be installed, it will download all needed packages and install them. More information on apt-get can be found at or

Prior to updating your OS packages with apt-get, make sure you exclude specific H-Sphere-related services from the apt-get configuration.

To exclude these packages, modify the corresponding part of your /etc/apt/apt.conf file, similar to this:

// Completely ignore the following packages (not regexp)
// Ignore { };
Ignore { "bind-utils"; };
// Do not try to update the following packages
// Hold { };
Hold { "rh-postgres*"; "postgresql*"; "apache*"; "proftp*"; "qmail*"; "vpopmail*"; "ezmlm*"; "sendmail*"; "bind*"; "rsync*"; "pspell*"; "aspell*"; "ispell*"; "gettext*"; "XFree86-base-fonts*"; "XFree86-font-utils*"; "XFree86-libs*"; "XFree86-libs-data*"; "XFree86-xfs*"; "XFree86-Xvfb*"; };

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