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Old 06-10-2009, 02:45 PM   #1
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RH4 security updates


Hi all,

i have rh4 servers, but have ho RHN subscribe, have another way to upgrade servers ?

THX!
 
Old 06-10-2009, 04:30 PM   #2
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You could try using Dag Weir's compiles of packages.

http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/

I think he even has instructions for setting up a repository for his site.

However, if you're not going to pay for a subscription you might want to look at installing CentOS 4 instead of RHEL4. It is a binary compile of the RHEL4 sources and has its own repositories.
 
Old 06-11-2009, 01:34 AM   #3
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Hi, i try using dag repo. but it wery small, i have rh 4.6, i try update from DAG and i see only 16 updates (((...
If i buy 1 Subscriptions for RHEL, have way to update 10 servers ?
 
Old 06-11-2009, 10:31 AM   #4
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Officially you have to buy a subscription for all 10 servers.

Unofficially what you could do is buy a subscription for one server, set the up2date on it to cache downloads. This will save the headers and RPMs to that server whenever you run up2date to update it. You can then just copy the RPMs to the other 9 servers and use rpm to install on those.

So long as all 10 servers already have the same software installed any dependencies required for rpm install should be met. However, if the server you chose doesn't have some of these dependencies you may not be able to install the RPMs.

Personally I prefer to get the subscriptions for all the machines and update them as necessary but that does have a cost. If you don't want to pay for subscriptions you probably ought to look at CentOS.

Also you can always roll your own - that is get the source for packages and compile and install manually. A lot more work involved in that though.
 
Old 06-11-2009, 11:10 AM   #5
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Hi, i try using dag repo. but it wery small, i have rh 4.6, i try update from DAG and i see only 16 updates (((...
If i buy 1 Subscriptions for RHEL, have way to update 10 servers ?
You basically have some choices (which are not that easy...and probably are more trouble that they are worth).

1) You can cache the "up2date" you can copy those RPMs to other machines
2) You can download the source RPMs and build them
2.1) You can use Spacewalk/Satellite server for this or do it manually
3) You can use the CentOS 4 repos
4) Use CentOS 4

If I were you; I would use CentOS 4 and port whatever is on rh4 to the Centos 4 server (sounds like a pain...but it's the easiest...trust me).

-C
 
Old 06-11-2009, 01:24 PM   #6
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If I were you; I would use CentOS 4 and port whatever is on rh4 to the Centos 4 server (sounds like a pain...but it's the easiest...trust me).
Of course if you're changing out OS anyway going to CentOS 5 might be a good idea. A little more pain but also more current.
 
Old 06-12-2009, 04:19 AM   #7
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hi, really thx for answers, but i dont udestand this:

2.1) You can use Spacewalk/Satellite server for this or do it manually

How Spacewalk can help me ? Spacewalk support rhel ?
For use Satellite server I need subscrib too ?
 
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He was saying if you decided to use CentOS you could use Spacewalk.

Satellite costs money in addition to the subscriptions.
 
  


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