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Need to Latest patch to linux

GTFSpanneer
Frequent Advisor

Need to Latest patch to linux

Dear Experts,
I need to install latest patch set for linux.where can i down load. please help me.

Version :
Linux prd1 2.6.18-194.el5PAE #1 SMP Tue Mar 16 22:00:21 EDT 2010 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

regards
panneer
3 REPLIES
Matti_Kurkela
Honored Contributor

Re: Need to Latest patch to linux

From your kernel version I assume you probably have RedHat Enterprise Linux 5.5, or CentOS Linux 5.5.

To get patches for RedHat, you must have paid for a license and registered it with RedHat Network.

Patches for CentOS are free... but you won't get guaranteed support.

Both RedHat and CentOS Linux 5.x versions use "yum" as the package manager. If your installation is correctly configured, you can patch it simply by running the command "yum update". It will automatically connect to the appropriate patch repository server(s), download a list of available patches, compare it with your installed software and then list all the patches it needs to download. At this point, it requests a confirmation. If you press Y, it will automatically patch your system.

You *really* should learn the package management tools of your Linux systems. They are very important for any Linux system administrator.

The yum package manager is not specific for RedHat/CentOS Linux: it is used in other Linux distributions too. The generic yum documentation is available on the Internet:

http://yum.baseurl.org/wiki/Faq
http://yum.baseurl.org/wiki/Guides

RedHat's introduction to yum (RHN account required):
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-9935

MK
MK
GTFSpanneer
Frequent Advisor

Re: Need to Latest patch to linux

Thanks Mk.

I need one more help from you. how to acess the internet from linux server.


regards
panneer
Matti_Kurkela
Honored Contributor

Re: Need to Latest patch to linux

> how to acess the internet from linux server.

If your network has a firewall that blocks access to the internet, your site's network administrators could give you a better answer than I can.

If your systems cannot access Internet and the latest major update level of the RHEL 5 release (RHEL 5.5 at the moment) is enough for you, then you might download the latest RHEL 5.5 image from rhn.redhat.com using your workstation or some other computer, and use these instructions to set up a local yum repository in your internal network:

https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-9733

If you have at least one RHEL 5 system that can be allowed to access Internet, then you can use yum on that system with a --downloadonly option (you must install the yum-downloadonly RPM from the RHEL 5 installation CD/DVD first). This will allow you to download the very latest updates to that system. Then you can add them to your local yum repository in your private network.

MK
MK