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Old 11-12-2003, 02:44 PM   #1
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Which Security Patches to install


I just installed RedHat 8.0. I am new to linux, so my question is, which Security patches do I need to install. After reading through these threads I understand only the ones for services that I am using, but how far back do I have to go: ex: If there are 3 patches for SQL with different dates, can I just install the latest patch or do I have to go back and install all the patches that I find for SQL?

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Old 11-12-2003, 04:14 PM   #2
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Typically with Redhat, you will find that the old security alerts contain "File outdated by" in them, and the link points to the latest version of the RPM.
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Thanks stickman. I really appreciate the quick response and for the help. Now that I've checked it out, it makes sense.



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