Tag Archives: Package Management

Deploying Software with Active Directory

Software can be “assigned” to active directory computers using group policy objects. Deploying to a user is supported as well, but may lead to frustrated users waiting for an install to finish before login completes. Computer-assigned software installs at boot … Continue reading

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Ubuntu for RHEL, CentOS, and Fedora Admins

I come from a RHEL/Fedora admin background. Finding equivalent admin commands or configuration steps on Ubuntu can be tricky for us seasoned Red Hat guys. One article that I’ve found extremely helpful and return to often is: “Switching To Ubuntu … Continue reading

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Ubuntu – Remove Old Kernels

This is based partially on a post from http://www.liberiangeek.net/2011/11/remove-old-kernels-in-ubuntu-11-10-oneiric-ocelot/ As time goes on and you keep installing updates on an Ubuntu system, the number of old kernels will continue to grow without any automated cleanup. This issue can be caused by … Continue reading

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HP Server Updates for Linux

HP is now providing an online repository for Linux updates of HP ProLiant systems software: RAID Array Configuration Utility (ACU), etc. This is known as the “Software Delivery Repository” (SDR) and is documented at http://downloads.linux.hp.com/SDR/ To get the Red Hat Enterprise Linux … Continue reading

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From RHEL 5.3 to CentOS 5.8

The number one security task in IT: patch your systems and keep them up to date! Thanks to the help of Gavin, I was able to update an old lab RHEL system from 5.3 to supported CentOS 5.8. The steps … Continue reading

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