I help my brother run a minecraft server for his friends and he needs help updating java. He connects to the server through PuTTY, and is wondering if installing rpm after he has set up the server would affect it in any way?

He also wants to know if updating java while the server is set up would affect it.


CentOS release 6.6 (Final)
x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Here is the operating info that it shows when you log in to putty.

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    Why would it cause any problems?
    – ave
    Commented Jul 19, 2016 at 22:19
  • I don't know maybe it would affect a file thats critical to the server?
    – Victor
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 0:24
  • If you aren't that tech savvy, you shouldn't run your own server. It is not secure, and you end up with questions like this. Installing RPM shouldn't affect the server, but you can't really know (if you do everything correct t shouldn't affect the server). But yeah, backup before doing anything, disable root logging and move ssh away from port 22.
    – ave
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 0:52

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It shouldn't cause any problems, but as ardaozkal has already mentioned always remember to make backups

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