Tag: fedora

How To : Generate SSH Host keys

SSH is a service which most of system administrators use for remote administration of servers. When you install a fresh system, then at the start of the ssh service, it generates the host keys for your system which later on used for authentication. But if due to some reason you need to generate the host keys, then the process is …

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Upgrade Fedora with preupgrade

This article will help you to upgrade your currently installed version of Fedora, to the latest version or whichever higher version you want.
The main advantage of upgrading by this method is that, you can do your work simultaneously while the system is preparing for the upgrade.

Step 1: Become root

# su -

Step 2: Use “yum” to upgrade

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Creating local YUM Repository(repo)

If you are working in an organization where you have lots of linux users and/or you have several computers to update via yum then you should consider creating a local repository. This will not even conserve bandwidth (updates are downloaded only once on the local reposotory) but it improves the speed of yum for installing additional programs as yum download …

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How to extract RPM package without installing it

Most of the people know that how to extract tarballs or zip files but less people know about extracting an RPM (Redhat Package Manager). RPM packages are containers for the collection of files. Lots of time you would like to see the contents of the file instead of installing it (for example: you want the configuration files without installing the …

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