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Old 01-08-2004, 08:56 PM   #1
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Keeping Legacy Red Hat 7.2 / 7.3 updated

Hi guys / girls,

Confession: This is my 1st post, so please go easy with me.

Just wanted to know what you people are doing to keep Red Hat 7.2 / 7.3 / 8.0 systems and servers up-to-date.

With the removal of official support from Red Hat, there seems to be some talk about upgrading from the legacy RH 7.x series to the 9.x but have we forgotten the fact that in some commerical deployments, customers are not necessarily keen on the upgrade path. They would rather keep running the stuff that have been serving them well. I have met a few of these in my area and they are essentially running RH 7.x -- did some googling on the topic of trying to keep these machines up-to-date but apparently, the answers aint what I was looking for.

Perhaps, someone would care to share their thoughts and comments ...
Old 01-08-2004, 09:13 PM   #2
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Take your pick:

there may be more...
Old 01-09-2004, 05:49 AM   #3
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well the other way is to keep a eye on on sites that tell u that software is either buggy or vunerable once u have id that the pkgs u have have this problem goto the site download the the new version complie and that eill resolve your problem. YES I know that itīs not a auto update but at least u can run the RH version of your choice.

e.g kernel 2.4.x has a security flaw and the one that resolves this prob is kernel 2.4.23 and 2.6.0-test6 u goto dnwld the version needed then u compile and the issue is resolved.

Alternative this method is to change over to fedora or buy RH Enterprise...

Old 01-09-2004, 08:27 AM   #4
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Though, sometimes you may run into dependency problems if you don't backport a security fix but try to apply a version upgrade. In that case, have fun replacing a chain of dependencies with uprades. Also, in the case of components like the kernel, you lose all of Red Hat's extra patches (and sometimes backported features from 2.6.x to their 2.4.x) if you build and install a pristine 2.4.x kernel from


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