Category: How to: Manage Software Updates

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InterWorx updates via the standard CentOS/RHEL yum utility which makes updating from both interface and command line very simple. You can update both the InterWorx product itself and also the operating system.

Enable/Disable Automatic Updates

The following procedure explains how to enable and disable automatic OS updates for the InterWorx-CP server.

PROCEDURE – ENABLE AUTOMATIC OS UPDATES

  1. Click the Server menu item if it is not already open.
  2. Click the Software Updates menu item.
  3. Locate the Automatic Update Options section.
  4. Select Enable from the drop-down list labeled OS Updates.
  5. Click the Update button.

PROCEDURE – DISABLE AUTOMATIC OS UPDATES

  1. Click the Server menu item if it is not already open.
  2. Click the Software Updates menu item.
  3. Locate the Automatic Update Options section.
  4. Select Disable from the drop-down list labeled OS Updates.
  5. Click the Update button.

The automatic OS updates are run by a daily cron job that performs a yum update.

Refresh the List of Available Updates

  1. Click the Server menu item if it is not already open.
  2. Click the Software Updates menu item.
  3. Locate the Update Management section.
  4. Click the Refresh button.
  5. You will see the following message at the top of the screen: List updated successfully.

It may be that there are no software updates available. If this is the case, your list will remain the same.

Install Unapplied Updates

  1. Click the Server menu item if it is not already open.
  2. Click the Software Updates menu item.
  3. Locate the Update Management section.
  4. Click the Install button.
  5. The updates will be applied.

Because of dependencies, it is not possible to apply individual package updates.

View Previous Updates

  1. Click the Server menu item if it is not already open.
  2. Click the Software Updates menu item.
  3. Locate the Update Management section.
  4. Select the date of the update you wish to view in the Installed Updates drop-down list.
  5. You will see list of updates installed and information on that date in the table below.

Updating via Command-Line

Sometimes it may become necessary to update the system manually from the command line. This how-to will explain the process of running the yum command. Note that while the yum command is the same across different distributions of Linux, the output of yum will vary slightly between distributions.

  • SSH in to the server.
su to the root user
Run:
[root@test-box ~]# yum update
  • If there are updates to be made, you will be given a list of packages that will be updated or installed and a prompt:
Is this ok [y/N]:
  • Enter y to continue with the update. Otherwise, enter n to abort the update.
  • If there are no updates to be made, you will see a message similar to:
No Packages Available for Update
No actions to take

-Or-

No Packages marked for Update/Obsoletion
Software Updates
Nov 15, 2012, 10:18 pmBy: InterWorx
How to: Manage Software Updates
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