While Open SUSE uses the “zypp” package management utility, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (REL), Fedora and Cent OS use “yum”, and Mandriva and Mageia use “urpmi”.
Therefore, if you are an Open SUSE user, you will use the following commands: For updating your package list: zypper refresh For upgrading your system: zypper update For installing new software/etc/yum.repos.d/) You may be a Mandriva or Mageia user, in which case, the commands you will use will be: For updating your package list: urpmi update -a For upgrading your system: urpmi --auto-select For installing new software Debian Package Manager was introduced by Debian and later adopted by all derivatives of Debian - Ubuntu, Mint, Knoppix, etc.
However, some major modifications require so many changes involving several packages simultaneously, it becomes rather complicated to accomplish serially over the net.
This type of modification is best done by a fresh installation, after acquiring the improved version of the operating system.
If you're applying a servicing stack update, make sure to restart the server after applying the servicing stack update before applying additional updates.
Like any other software, an operating system needs to be updated.
This is a relatively simple and standardized set of tools, working across all the Debian derivatives.
[Edit 3/6/2017]: Information in this post has been added to our official Nano Server documentation on Tech Net which is more current: https://docs.microsoft.com/windows-server/get-started/update-nano-server Now that the Cumulative Update for Windows Server 2016 was released on September 26, 2016 (KB3192366), some people have been asking what's the best way to install this and future cumulative updates on Nano Server?
Prior to installing the update, use Hyper-V Manager, Disk Management, Power Shell, or other tool to expand the size of the virtual hard disk and system volume to at least 10GB, or use the Scratch Dir parameter on the DISM tools to set the scratch directory to a volume with at least 10GB of free space.
$s = New-PSSession -Computer Name (Read-Host "Enter Nano Server IP address") -Credential (Get-Credential) Copy-Item -To Session $s -Path C:\Servicing Packages_cabs -Destination C:\Servicing Packages_cabs -Recurse Enter-PSSession $s# Apply the servicing stack update first and then restart Add-Windows Package -Online -Package Path C:\Servicing Packages_cabs\Windows10.0-KB3176936-x64Restart-Computer; exit # After restarting, apply the cumulative update and then restart Enter-PSSession -Computer Name (Read-Host "Enter Nano Server IP address") -Credential (Get-Credential) Add-Windows Package -Online -Package Path C:\Servicing Packages_cabs\Windows10.0-KB3192366-x64Restart-Computer; exit# Apply the servicing stack update first and then restart /Online /Add-Package /Package Path: C:\Servicing Packages_cabs\Windows10.0-KB3176936-x64# After the operation completes successfully and you are prompted to restart, # it's safe to press Ctrl C to cancel the pipeline and return to the prompt Restart-Computer; exit # After restarting, apply the cumulative update and then restart Enter-PSSession -Computer Name (Read-Host "Enter Nano Server IP address") -Credential (Get-Credential) /Online /Add-Package /Package Path: C:\Servicing Packages_cabs\Windows10.0-KB3192366-x64Restart-Computer; exit If you have a running Nano Server VM or physical host, you can use the Windows Update WMI provider to download and install the update while the operating system is online.