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thegooch49 03-29-2004 04:10 PM

up2date for older RH versions
Hi, I am running RH 7.2, and want to run some update patches. A collaborator mentioned that there were some important updates to SSH and SSL that I need to run. Searches on this forum illuded to an app called up2date that is ran to update and load patches. I found the page on the Red Hat Network site to download the RPM, but it is for Enterprise and Red Hat 9.0.

Will the 9.0 version run on my 7.2 install, or do I need to find up2date specific to my version? If anyone has a link to a version that will work for me, it's much appreciated.


thegooch49 03-29-2004 04:40 PM

Sorry, but I already had up2date installed from the initial installation. I ran up2date in the terminal, and got a message stating I need to register. Ok, I typed in rhn_register, and teh screen pops up, then I get an SSL error, and the program closes. Do I need to do something before I can run with this command? Anyone had this problem?

unSpawn 03-29-2004 04:43 PM

The latest up2date AFAIK is up2date-2.8.40-2.7.2, and you can still find it in the update dir at RHL mirrors or search rpmfind. Be aware RHN support is closed for RHL 7.x and 8.x series as they where EOL'ed 2003/12. RHL 9.x will follow 2004/04.

If you want to/need to support RHL boxen you can:
- turn to the Fedora Core Legacy project,
- run Fedora Core,
- run cAos,
- upgrade, patch and build your own rpm's from source.

If you want to move on but can't let go of rpm's and RH(E)L you can:
- run CentOS,
- run Tao Linux,
- run White Box Linux,
- run any other popular rpm based distro,
- buy RHEL.

So there's a lot in the spectrum between buying and DYI, all depending on your skills and the need for support. Mind you, upgrading, patching and building your own rpm's from source is good for only OpenSSH and openSSL, but otherwise you better damn well know what you're doing. Not to discourage you, but there's too much vulnerabilities to keep track of if you have to do it all by yourself.

I recently migrated one server to CentOS for trials, and so far it's been running w/o probs.

thegooch49 03-30-2004 02:39 PM

I got this figured out. To run rhn_register, you need to download an SSL certificate. It's available at Look toward the bottom of the login area, where it mentions an SSL problem.

unSpawn 03-30-2004 03:28 PM

No, you're missing the point.
RHL 7.x isn't supported anymore.
So no updates.
Meaning unprotected system and all that.

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