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Old 04-25-2011, 02:40 PM   #1
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Updating RHEL3 machine


I have an old RHEL3 machine that we didnt update before it went end of whatever redhat calls it, and now when i run an up2date -l, it says "This system may not be updated until it is associated with a channel."

Is there any way to give it a channel so i can get whatever updates we missed before they turned it off?
 
Old 04-25-2011, 02:44 PM   #2
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I have an old RHEL3 machine that we didnt update before it went end of whatever redhat calls it, and now when i run an up2date -l, it says "This system may not be updated until it is associated with a channel."

Is there any way to give it a channel so i can get whatever updates we missed before they turned it off?
Short answer: no.

That OS has been EOLed (End of Life) and RedHat no longer provides patches.

What you need to do is format and reinstall with a a current OS, then restore your data. If you don't want to pay for a RHEL licnese, you could us CentOS, which is RedHat without the RH branding.
 
Old 04-25-2011, 02:46 PM   #3
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ok, thanks, figured i was SOL. I dont have new hardware large enough to hold all this data, so i'm screwed for now. Thanks.
 
  


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