yum command_examples

yum command_examples

yum – Yellowdog Updater Modified

To list all updates that are security relevant, and get a return code on whether there are security updates use:

yum --security check-update

To upgrade packages that have security errata (upgrades to the latest available package) use:

yum --security update

To upgrade packages that have security errata (upgrades to the last security errata package) use:

yum --security update-minimal

To get a list of all BZs that are fixed for packages you have installed use:

yum updateinfo list bugzillas

To get a list of all security advisories, including the ones you have already installed use:

yum updateinfo list all security

To get the information on advisory FEDORA-2707-4567 use:

yum updateinfo info FEDORA-2707-4567

For Red Hat advisories, respin suffixes are also accepted in the ID, although they won’t have any effect on the actual respin selected by yum, as it will always select the latest one available. For example, if you use:

yum updateinfo info RHSA-2016:1234-2

while RHSA-2016:1234-3 has been shipped already, yum will select the latter (provided your updateinfo.xml is current). The same would happen if you just specified RHSA-2016:1234. That said, there’s no need for you to specify or care about the suffix at all.

To update packages to the latest version which contain fixes for Bugzillas 123, 456 and 789; and all security updates use:

yum --bz 123 --bz 456 --bz 789 --security update

 

To update to the packages which just update Bugzillas 123, 456 and 789; and all security updates use:

yum --bz 123 --bz 456 --bz 789 --security update-minimal

To get an info list of the latest packages which contain fixes for Bugzilla 123; CVEs CVE-2207-0123 and CVE-2207-3210; and Fedora advisories FEDORA-2707-4567 and FEDORA-2707-7654 use:

yum --bz 123 --cve CVE-2207-0123 --cve CVE-2207-3210 --advisory FEDORA-2707-4567 --advisory FEDORA-2707-7654 info updates

To get a list of packages which are “new”.

yum updateinfo list new

To get a summary of advisories you haven’t installed yet use:

yum updateinfo summary

 

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