Updating with yum
A package file is usually an archive which contains compiled binaries and other resources making up the software, along with installation scripts.
Packages also contain valuable metadata, including their dependencies, a list of other packages required to install and run them.
You would have to track upstream changes and security alerts for hundreds of different packages.
While a package manager doesn't solve every problem you'll encounter when upgrading software, it does enable you to maintain most system components with a few commands.
While their functionality and benefits are broadly similar, packaging formats and tools vary by platform: file.
APT, the Advanced Packaging Tool, provides commands used for most common operations: Searching repositories, installing collections of packages and their dependencies, and managing upgrades.
Working with packages is known as package management.
Packages provide the basic components of an operating system, along with shared libraries, applications, services, and documentation.
Software is usually distributed in the form of packages, kept in repositories.On Free BSD, upgrading installed ports can introduce breaking changes or require manual configuration steps.It's best to read Most distributions offer a graphical or menu-driven front end to package collections.Then, for some reason, you run at the command line as root: Which just happens to supply an affirmative answer to all prompts for the yum command. And which happens this time to include an update to the kernel packages. But first, why wouldn’t you want to update the kernel? (I’m having a few problems with it at the moment, so I can’t say that this is the absolute solution.) I found it on this page and this page.