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Red Hat - Linux 9 Customization Guide

Red Hat - Linux 9 Customization Guide

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To remove all the package installed within a package group, uncheck the checkbox beside it. To
remove individual packages, click the Details button beside the package group and uncheck the indi-
vidual packages.

When you are finished selecting packages to remove, click the Update button in the main window.
The application computes the amount of disk space that will be freed as well as the software package
dependencies. If other packages depend on the packages you selected to remove, they will be auto-
matically added to the list of packages to be removed. Click the Show Details button to view the list
of packages to be removed.

Figure 33-4. Package Removal Summary

Click Continue to start the removal process. When it is finished, an Update Complete message will
appear.

Tip

You can combine the installation and removal of packages by selecting package groups/packages to
be installed/removed and then clicking Update. The Completed System Preparation window will
display the number of packages to be installed and removed.

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Chapter 34.

Red Hat Network

Red Hat Network is an Internet solution for managing one or more Red Hat Linux systems. All
Security Alerts, Bug Fix Alerts, and Enhancement Alerts (collectively known as Errata Alerts) can
be downloaded directly from Red Hat using the Red Hat Update Agent standalone application or
through the RHN website available at http://rhn.redhat.com/.

Figure 34-1. Your RHN

Red Hat Network saves users time because they receive email when updated packages are released.
Users do not have to search the Web for updated packages or security alerts. By default, Red Hat
Network installs the packages as well. Users do not have to learn how to use RPM or worry about
resolving software package dependencies; RHN does it all.

Each Red Hat Network account comes with:

• Errata Alerts — learn when Security Alerts, Bug Fix Alerts, and Enhancement Alerts are issued for
all the systems in your network through the Basic interface

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Figure 34-2. Relevant Errata

• Automatic email notifications — receive an email notification when an Errata Alert is issued for

your system

• Scheduled Errata Updates — schedule delivery of Errata Updates

• Package installation — Schedule package installation on one or more systems with the click of a

button

Red Hat Update Agent — use the Red Hat Update Agent to download the latest software pack-
ages for your system (with optional package installation)

• Red Hat Network website — manage multiple systems, downloaded individual packages, and
schedule actions such as Errata Updates through a secure Web browser connection from any com-
puter

To start using Red Hat Network, follow these three basic steps:

1. Create a System Profile using one of the following methods:

• Registering the system with RHN during the Setup Agent the first time your system boots
after installation.

• Select Main Menu Button => System Tools => Red Hat Network on your desktop.

• Execute the command up2date from a shell prompt.

2. Log in to RHN at http://rhn.redhat.com/ and entitle the system to a service offering. Everyone
receives a free Red Hat Network account for one system. Additional accounts can be purchased.

3. Start scheduling updates through the RHN website or download and install Errata Updates with
the Red Hat Update Agent.

Chapter 34. Red Hat Network

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For more detailed instructions, read the Red Hat Network User Reference Guide available at
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/RHNetwork/.

Tip

RedHatLinux includes theRedHatNetworkNotificationTool,aconvenient panel iconthat displays
visible alerts when there is an update for your Red Hat Linux system. Refer to the following URL for
more information about the applet: http://rhn.redhat.com/help/basic/applet.html

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