To get information about a particular update all you need to do is to select a specific package and the information will be displayed in the bottom pane.To go ahead with the update click the When the process is complete, GNOME (or KDE) Package Kit will report that your system is update. Now let’s take a look at upgrading Fedora via the command line.
automatically locate and obtain the correct RPM packages from these repositories.This method frees you from having to manually find and install new applications or updates.In fact, some distributions are distinctly different down to the type of file types they use for package management.As you can see there are number of possible systems (and the above list is not even close to being all-inclusive).Now some updates may require either you to log out of your desktop and log back in, or to reboot the machine.
There are is a new tool in development (Ksplice)¬† that allow even the update of a kernel to not require a reboot.You may use a single command to update all system software, or search for new software by specifying criteria.Fedora Core 4 automatically supports the three repositories listed above.Although the tools might not be universal, the concepts are.Whether you are using Ubuntu, Open Su SE, Slackware, Fedora, Mandriva, or anything in-between, the above illustrations should help you through updating just about any Linux distribution.The text of and illustrations in this document are licensed by Red Hat under a Creative Commons Attribution–Share Alike 3.0 Unported license ("CC-BY-SA"). The original authors of this document, and Red Hat, designate the Fedora Project as the "Attribution Party" for purposes of CC-BY-SA.