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kief  2006-06-13 05:49       

My first experience with the RedHat Network reminds me of a major limitation of commercial platforms that doesn't get much press. You actually get less than you do with free alternatives like apt-get and yum.

I'm setting up a new hosting infrastructure for a client which, among other things, involves moving from the free Fedora to commercial Redhat Linux. Although I've managed Redhat machines before, this is my first time using the Redhat Network (RHN) for installing and updating software.

In the past I've used apt-get on Debian, and yum on Fedora, and found them a godsend. Set up properly, it takes minimal effort to keep multiple systems up to date and consistent, whereas when I've had to go the "by-hand" route, machines invariably ended up with older versions of software. It's just too hard to keep up with all the various packages installed on various servers, not to mention the headache of chasing down various dependencies and resolving conflicts when you do upgrade or install a new package.

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