I was reading the documentation regarding the yum update section in RHEL8 , I found both these commands , it was written in the documentation :

yum update --security : to upgrade to the latest available packages that have security errata

yum update-minimal --security : to upgrade to the last security errata packages

I can't understand the difference between th two statements , please if any one elaborate it will be helpful


The main difference is that :

yum update --security 

Will update any package that have at least one errata to the latest available version.

Meanwhile :

yum update-minimal --security

Will update any package to the exact version where the last errata is fixed / remediated.

  • you mean that "minimal" refers to the version ? meaning minimal version were the errata is fixed ? Nov 12 '20 at 15:45
  • yes exactly ;) that what i meant it's the version that remediated to the errata.
    – Reda Salih
    Nov 12 '20 at 16:29
  • I'd like to ask u another little question , by security errata do the documentation mean security fxes for any package or security fixes to security software related packages like firewall or selinux ..etc ? Nov 12 '20 at 16:45
  • it means for all your system packaes including security ones.
    – Reda Salih
    Nov 13 '20 at 3:03

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