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Old 03-13-2003, 04:33 PM   #1
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What is ERRATA??


Hi everyone,

with regards to Redhat 8....

what exactly is errata? Is it like Windows update in a
way?

And how do I make those updates manually?

Do I have to apply them WITH a kernel? Or do I just
apply them like any other RPM?

And do I need to do them in order of date? or can I
just pick the ones that I need and apply those??

Thanks

-R
 
Old 03-13-2003, 04:55 PM   #2
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The word "errata" is originally from the world of
printing ...

It means corrections of mistakes that have been
discovered after the print, and in that would be
a page (bunch of pages) that point to the mistake
and put it right.

As for RedHat ... :)

I'd expect it to be pretty much the same. I don't know
about their structure of prerequisites, though.

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 03-13-2003, 05:16 PM   #3
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persoanlly id' say that the word errata actually comes from the latin, being the plural of erratum, the past participle of errare meaning "to stray"...
 
Old 03-13-2003, 05:27 PM   #4
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you do not need to update your kenel in order to install updates there are 2 way to update your system manualy downloading them in rpm and installing them and secdon way is to use redhats update agent type up2date in console and update agent will come follow on screen instructions but you have to register with redhat firts it is free.if you did not install up2date program login to your redhat network acc. and search for it download it and install it
 
Old 03-13-2003, 05:39 PM   #5
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Yeh, my problem is I don't have internet connectivity right now, and one of the updates fixes that, so I WILL have to do it manually.

Thanks for the info!

-R
 
Old 03-13-2003, 05:47 PM   #6
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look like it is your only option
 
  


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