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RE: [SLE] Suse Linux information required - New user
  • From: Cleary_Mike@xxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 09:41:29 -0400
  • Message-id: <A052A09408B33B4A90E5A3F9A532126203298D40@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Welcome to Linux - and especially SuSe!

1. Open the YaST Control Center
2. Click on "Online Update"
3. Choose an installation source from the list, then click "Next".
4. Pick the patches you want to install from the list shown

OR, during step 3, choose not to manually select patches (uncheck the box if
it is checked), and click on "Configure Fully Automatic Update". This will
then automatically update your machine when there is a new patch that is
relevant to the software installed on your machine.

That's a quick summary - but it is pretty easy.


There are 10 types of people in the world. Those that understand binary
and those that don't.

-----Original Message-----
From: Padiyath Sreekumaran [mailto:Kumar.Padiyath@xxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2005 8:16 AM
To: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
Subject: [SLE] Suse Linux information required - New user

Iam new to Linux as well as to this list.
I have taken the responsibility of 2 Suse Linux machines.
I see that Suse Linux V9.1 is installed on the machine.
I have not done much with Linux. I see that Suse has
given some security patches for some of the SW. These
machines are production machines (one is 32bit and another 64bit)
I would like to know the following:

1. How I can get and install the patches(any utlities like up2date etc.
on Suse)

I will appreciate very much if I can get step by step procedure
so that I can keep the the downtime very less. I can get a listing of
the SW
installed on the machine with rpm -qa command. But afterwards? If there
is a kernel
patch then I would like to know how I have to proceed with this.

Present kernel version 64 bit: 2.6.4-52-smp #1 SMP
32 bit: 2.6.5-7.111-bigsmp #1 SMP

Thanks in advance.
With regards,

Padiyath Sreekumar | Tel: +41.56.310.3643
Paul Scherrer Institut | email: kumar.padiyath@xxxxxx
AIT | Office: WHGA/U132
WHGA/U132 | Fax: +41.56.310.3649
CH-5232 Villigen PSI |
Switzerland |

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