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Old 03-10-2008, 03:04 AM   #1
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identify service pack


Dear all,

How can I Identify service pack ?.. to know which service pack is installed..

is there any command for the same ?..

[amex@oracle d04]# uname -r
2.6.9-42.ELsmp


Thanks
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Old 03-10-2008, 04:48 AM   #2
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service pack?

sounds like a microsoft term....no offence intended, but is that what you mean?

because Linux distros do not use that term.

Depending on distro they tend to use version numbers eg

10.0 (the next bugfix release would be ) 10.1.....and so on until 10.9 and then jump to 11.0

Mandriva was number but has moved to year so last year it was
2007.0 and then 2007.1

But they are all iso files.....that can be used to update but I prefer to do a clean install.

2) packages may have similar structures so there is KDE 3.5 3.5.x and 4.0

so some people stay on version X and just update their packages until their distro says they no longer support version X
 
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service pack?

sounds like a microsoft term....no offence intended, but is that what you mean?

because Linux distros do not use that term.

Depending on distro they tend to use version numbers eg

10.0 (the next bugfix release would be ) 10.1.....and so on until 10.9 and then jump to 11.0

Mandriva was number but has moved to year so last year it was
2007.0 and then 2007.1

But they are all iso files.....that can be used to update but I prefer to do a clean install.

2) packages may have similar structures so there is KDE 3.5 3.5.x and 4.0

so some people stay on version X and just update their packages until their distro says they no longer support version X


Thank Aus, but I rasied a supoport with one of the application vendor, and they asked me the OS Version and Service Pack..it was in a IM.. actually.. I was quite confuse with that..

Anyway, Thanks


Yusuf
 
Old 03-10-2008, 04:59 AM   #4
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Thank Aus, but I rasied a supoport with one of the application vendor, and they asked me the OS Version and Service Pack..it was in a IM.. actually.. I was quite confuse with that..

Anyway, Thanks


Yusuf


In addition to the above, the vendor support page has the following :



Operating System Supported Versions
The following table lists the supported operating system versions.

Operating System Name Supported Version
Oracle Enterprise Linux 4.0 - Update 4 or higher (64-bit)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.0 - Update 4 or higher (64-bit)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 - SP3 or higher (64-bit)


Any comments ?


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Old 03-10-2008, 05:40 AM   #5
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/etc/redhat-release will usually give this information. If you don't see an update version, you might still be the stock version you installed with.

And yes, Red Hat and Novell both use service packs, other wise just known as updates.

Like CentOS versions, say you installed CentOS 4.0. 4.1 would be CentOS 4.0 with Update 1. 4.5 would be CentOS 4.0 with Update 5. They name the Version after the OS and Update released by Red Hat.

It's a clone of Red Hat but I do believe they put whatever update you are currently on in the /etc/redhat-release. In some cases there might also be a /etc/redhat-version, but that is only Red Hat related and I believe they did that on older releases, before 4.

But when you hear a vendor ask "Service Pack", in Red Hat world, that means Update and in Novell world, it actually means Service Pack.

It's not only a Microsoft term, but I'm sure they've patented it and will be coming after all us Linux users sooner or later, cause their schmucks.

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Old 03-10-2008, 06:10 AM   #6
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/etc/redhat-release will usually give this information. If you don't see an update version, you might still be the stock version you installed with.

And yes, Red Hat and Novell both use service packs, other wise just known as updates.

Like CentOS versions, say you installed CentOS 4.0. 4.1 would be CentOS 4.0 with Update 1. 4.5 would be CentOS 4.0 with Update 5. They name the Version after the OS and Update released by Red Hat.

It's a clone of Red Hat but I do believe they put whatever update you are currently on in the /etc/redhat-release. In some cases there might also be a /etc/redhat-version, but that is only Red Hat related and I believe they did that on older releases, before 4.

But when you hear a vendor ask "Service Pack", in Red Hat world, that means Update and in Novell world, it actually means Service Pack.

It's not only a Microsoft term, but I'm sure they've patented it and will be coming after all us Linux users sooner or later, cause their schmucks.
Thanks Trickykid ,that was very much useful


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