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Old 03-19-2008, 08:42 PM   #1
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Unhappy Help Me!! DST update instructions for RHEL AS3 and RHL v8

Hi there! I'm a newbie in Linux and I got tasked to update 10 Linux servers which has a combination of RHEL AS3 v4 and RHL v8 for the DST changes here in Australia. I've been given a week to fix this. I've downloaded the updated tzdata rpm package but don't know what the process to have this package installed and tested. Can someone walk me through the process? Does this need a machine reboot? Thanks!
Old 03-20-2008, 12:57 PM   #2
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All you have to do to install an RPM is:

rpm -i packagename.rpm
Though in this case you are actually doing an update, so you would use the -U switch:

rpm -U packagename.rpm
As for rebooting, the only update that will ever require a full reboot on a Unix system is the kernel itself (and even then, there are ways to load a new kernel from an existing one without powering down). Just install the package and set the time via NTP or however you are handling it.


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