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I want to update openssl using yum update command.

I knew that yum update will update all packages.

I also knew that we can explicitly update packages like this.

# yum update {package-name-1}

If I want to update openssl using yum.

Can the following code is sufficient

# yum update openssl

Actually I don't have access to server, I am trying to find out the possible solutions to it.

If the above statement doesn't work, can some one suggest exact statement for this.

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Yes, the command

yum update openssl

will update the openssl package to the latest available for your distribution release.

update If run without any packages, update will update every currently installed package. If one or more packages or package globs are specified, Yum will only update the listed packages. While updating packages, yum will ensure that all dependencies are satisfied. (See Specify- ing package names for more information) If the packages or globs specified match to pack- ages which are not currently installed then update will not install them. update operates on groups, files, provides and filelists just like the "install" command.

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Thank you for the response. Can I use this to update to specific version of openssl. Say the latest version is 1.0.1e but If I want to update it to 1.0.0i, can this be done. Or I have to do this manually. – Patan Feb 27 '13 at 9:02
@User222: I've never used it but there is yum update-to which may do what you want. – Iain Feb 27 '13 at 9:17
Thank you for the answer – Patan Feb 27 '13 at 9:21
@user222, this will work only if the package is available for your distribution, and still in the repositories. Normally the repositories contain just the latest version supported by the distribution. – vonbrand Feb 27 '13 at 13:06
@vonbrand.. Thank you – Patan Feb 28 '13 at 4:24

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