- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall Ptr; 1ST edition (January 9, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0132366754
- The first start-to-finish guide to patching Linux systems in production environments
- For Red Hat, Fedora, SUSE, Debian, and other leading distributions
- Comprehensive coverage of apt, yum, Red Hat Network, YaST Online Update, Zenworks Linux Management, and other tools
- High-efficiency techniques that minimize impacts on networks, users, and administrators
The Start-to-Finish Patch Management Guide for Every LinuxÂ® Environment
To keep your Linux systems secure, reliable, and productive, you must stay current with patches and updates. But, until now, it has been difficult to find usable, trustworthy guidance on managing patches in Linux production environments. Linux Patch Management fills that gap, offering Linux professionals start-to-finish solutions, strategies, and examples for every environment, from single computers to enterprise-class networks.
Michael Jang presents patching solutions for Red Hat, Fedora, SUSE, Debian, and other distributions. He systematically covers both distribution-specific tools and widely used community tools, such as apt and yum. This bookâ€™s streamlined patch management techniques minimize impacts on users, networks, and administrators, and address applications as well as the underlying OS. Whatever your role in managing Linux systems, Linux Patch Management will reduce your costs, enhance the availability of your systems, and dramatically improve your personal efficiency.
- Consolidating patches on a Red Hat network, including cached updates, as well as patching systems based on RHEL rebuild distributions
- Working with SUSEâ€™s update systems, including YaST Online Update and Zenworks Linux Management
- Making the most of apt commands and the GUI-based Synaptic Package Manager
- Configuring apt for RPM distributions such as Fedora and SUSE Linux
- Creating repositories that can manage gigabytes of patches on diverse Linux systems
- Updating networks of Linux computers without overloading WAN or Internet connections
- Configuring yum clients, including coverage of emerging GUI tools such as Yum Extender
Bruce Perensâ€™ Open Source Series is a definitive series of Linux and open source books by the worldâ€™s leading Linux professionals. Bruce Perens is the primary author of The Open Source Definition, the formative document of the open source movement, and the former Debian GNU/Linux Project Leader.
Series Editor Bruce Perens is an open source evangelist, developer, and consultant whose software is a major component of most commercial embedded Linux offerings. He founded or cofounded Linux Standard Base, Open Source Initiative, and Software in the Public Interest. As Debian GNU/Linux Project Leader, he was instrumental in getting the system on two U.S. space shuttle flights.
About the Author
Michael Jang holds RHCE, SAIR Linux Certified Professional, CompTIA Linux+ Professional, and MCP certifications, and has written books on four Linux certifications. Specializing in networks and operating systems, he has two more books coming soon: Linux Annoyances for Geeks (Oâ€™Reilly, 2006) and Mastering Red Hat Fedora Linux 5 (Sybex, 2006).