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Old 04-04-2016, 02:40 PM   #1
jerzdevs
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RPM File Information


We just downloaded a bunch of RPM's so we can update our RHEL6 environment and for some reason, this is the very first time in over a year, I've seen a particular file. Would someone be able to let me know what type of file this actually is? Also, it's the first time that our servers will not update because of these files (just two of them).

It is the ibm-src piece I've never seen. Granted, we're picking and choosing what files we wish to apply to our environment so that may be one reason why I've never seen these before.

java-1.6.0-ibm-src-1.6.0.16.20-1jpp.1.el6_7.x86_64.rpm

Thanks to everyone and anyone who replies.

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Old 04-04-2016, 02:59 PM   #2
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RPM files are a RH update format - they contain patches, required other software, and the files needed (in tar format
I believe).

Usually updates get done by "yum" for RH 6, so it is easier to do a "yum update" to get the system up to current patch level - and any update that depends on other files, will also get those updated/installed.

If you already have java installed (though why you want the source I don't know) you can update it with a "yum update java". It is usually safer to just do a "yum update".
 
Old 04-04-2016, 08:58 PM   #3
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We just downloaded a bunch of RPM's so we can update our RHEL6 environment
normally that is the FASTEST way to kill your install

and normally a VERY bad idea

as above use yum to install the rpm's built BY redhat for the current 6 RHEL6.7

redhat really is not free

You have to buy the required support contract

Code:
su -
yum update
that installs the current updates for rhel6.7
 
  


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