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Old 11-28-2008, 04:13 AM   #1
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redhat-release issue when upgrade


Hi all:

I have a question for redhat-release, i'm a fresh man for Linux world.

What's the purpose for /etc/redhat-release?

After I upgrade RHEL4.4 to RHEL4.6, what's the change for /etc/redhat-release.

It's will be shown Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 4 (Nahant Update 6)?


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Old 11-28-2008, 08:04 AM   #2
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/etc/redhat-release is read by some software packages which need compatibility confirmation to install.

For example: When you install Oracle or SAP on RHEL, the installer reads the file to check if the linux version is compatible with it.
 
Old 11-28-2008, 10:16 AM   #3
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/etc/redhat-release is simply a single line text file containing the name of your installed RedHat system (both RHEL and Fedora). It's just a simple means to have that information available for diagnostics. The contents are not mission critical, but usually there is nothing to gain by changing it's contents just for fun.

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Old 11-30-2008, 08:44 AM   #4
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/etc/redhat-release is simply a single line text file containing the name of your installed RedHat system (both RHEL and Fedora). It's just a simple means to have that information available for diagnostics. The contents are not mission critical, but usually there is nothing to gain by changing it's contents just for fun.

That's to say, when i upgrade the RHEL4.4 to RHEL4.6, /etc/redhat-release will changed related info,right?
 
  


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