i’m setting up a linux box right now and this will be the first time that i’ve set up a box and updated it with some kind of automatic updating program. i’m using yum and it’s pretty slick. not very exciting to look at, but it seems to do the job well enough. i’m on update 77 out of 223 to go. the one thing i like about it is that it runs without much user intervention.

i guess we’ll see how well it works when it finishes and i try to boot the machine.

update: it’s now updating/installing 441 packages! looks like it is working well so far. maybe all this convenience installer stuff is good afterall.