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Old 01-27-2011, 12:39 AM
John R Pierce
 
Default Package updates for 5.4?

On 01/26/11 5:35 PM, Mitch Patenaude wrote:
> We're running a large cluster, and are leery of upgrading them all to
> 5.5, but would like to find the latest security patches.
>
> Is there a repo for this? I can't seem to find a 5.4 specific update
> repo with anything since last March. Is 5.4 EOL'd?
>


5.6+latest *IS* the latest security updates for 5.anything.


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Old 01-27-2011, 12:42 AM
Gene
 
Default Package updates for 5.4?

Can you tell us more about you cluster? Nodes? Purpose? I managed a small 90 node cluster for seismic work.

Gene

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On Jan 26, 2011, at 7:39 PM, John R Pierce <pierce@hogranch.com> wrote:

> On 01/26/11 5:35 PM, Mitch Patenaude wrote:
>> We're running a large cluster, and are leery of upgrading them all to
>> 5.5, but would like to find the latest security patches.
>>
>> Is there a repo for this? I can't seem to find a 5.4 specific update
>> repo with anything since last March. Is 5.4 EOL'd?
>>
>
>
> 5.6+latest *IS* the latest security updates for 5.anything.
>
>
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:51 AM
Mitch Patenaude
 
Default Package updates for 5.4?

On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 5:42 PM, Gene <brandtg@bellsouth.net> wrote:

Can you tell us more about you cluster? Nodes? Purpose? I managed a small 90 node cluster for seismic work.

300+ nodes total, 200 in a hadoop cluster used for mapreduce, the rest in a variety of headless datacenter roles (web, mail, database, backup, etc.). *They are somewhat sensitive to version updates, so I was hoping to find a way to find the security updates (patch level) without having to change versions. *Upgrading to 5.6 would likely involve upgrading several core packages (mysql, ruby, python, bind, even glibc and the kernel). Is this a pipe dream?

**Thanks,** *-- Mitch

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Old 01-27-2011, 12:55 AM
Gene
 
Default Package updates for 5.4?

Our application vendors dictated version an patches. The system did what it was designed. That was its purpose in life.

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On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 5:42 PM, Gene <brandtg@bellsouth.net> wrote:

Can you tell us more about you cluster? Nodes? Purpose? I managed a small 90 node cluster for seismic work.

300+ nodes total, 200 in a hadoop cluster used for mapreduce, the rest in a variety of headless datacenter roles (web, mail, database, backup, etc.). *They are somewhat sensitive to version updates, so I was hoping to find a way to find the security updates (patch level) without having to change versions. *Upgrading to 5.6 would likely involve upgrading several core packages (mysql, ruby, python, bind, even glibc and the kernel). Is this a pipe dream?

**Thanks,** *-- Mitch

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Old 01-27-2011, 01:01 AM
Spiro Harvey
 
Default Package updates for 5.4?

On Wed, 26 Jan 2011 17:51:51 -0800
Mitch Patenaude <mitch@rapleaf.com> wrote:

> without having to change versions. Upgrading to 5.6 would likely
> involve upgrading several core packages (mysql, ruby, python, bind,
> even glibc and the kernel). Is this a pipe dream?

Shouldn't be. I never think of point releases as separate versions and
always upgrade (after installing on a test box to see everything still
works as expected ).

CentOS/upstream provider ensure that software in point releases are the
same major versions.

The point releases *are* the security updates.

Sometimes upgraded packages are made available, as in the case of php,
but the new version has a different package name. ie; the php package
is 5.1, but the updated release's package name was php53 (or php52) and
I think was only available through the Extras repo.



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Old 01-27-2011, 01:08 AM
John R Pierce
 
Default Package updates for 5.4?

On 01/26/11 5:51 PM, Mitch Patenaude wrote:
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 5:42 PM, Gene <brandtg@bellsouth.net
> <mailto:brandtg@bellsouth.net>> wrote:
>
> Can you tell us more about you cluster? Nodes? Purpose? I managed
> a small 90 node cluster for seismic work.
>
>
> 300+ nodes total, 200 in a hadoop cluster used for mapreduce, the rest
> in a variety of headless datacenter roles (web, mail, database,
> backup, etc.). They are somewhat sensitive to version updates, so I
> was hoping to find a way to find the security updates (patch level)
> without having to change versions. Upgrading to 5.6 would likely
> involve upgrading several core packages (mysql, ruby, python, bind,
> even glibc and the kernel). Is this a pipe dream?
>

assuming the mysql, ruby, python, bind you are running are all the stock
RHEL5/CentOS5 ones, the updates maintain the same x.y version as
whatever was released with 5.0, the upstream vendor backports security
fixes. the kernel is still 2.6.18, glibc is still 2.5, etc etc.

5.6 is not a new version, its just a snapshot of updates at that point
in time. the version is 5.


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Old 01-27-2011, 01:36 AM
William Warren
 
Default Package updates for 5.4?

On 1/26/2011 8:35 PM, Mitch Patenaude wrote:
We're running a large cluster, and are*leery*of
upgrading them all to 5.5, but would like to find the latest
security patches.



Is there a repo for this? *I can't seem to find a 5.4
specific update repo with anything since last March. *Is 5.4
EOL'd?



Thanks,
**-- Mitch


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if its a cluster can you take one node offline..update to 5.6 and
see if it bombs or not?



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Old 01-27-2011, 11:03 AM
Kevin Krieser
 
Default Package updates for 5.4?

On Jan 26, 2011, at 8:08 PM, John R Pierce wrote:

> On 01/26/11 5:51 PM, Mitch Patenaude wrote:
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Jan 26, 2011 at 5:42 PM, Gene <brandtg@bellsouth.net
>> <mailto:brandtg@bellsouth.net>> wrote:
>>
>> Can you tell us more about you cluster? Nodes? Purpose? I managed
>> a small 90 node cluster for seismic work.
>>
>>
>> 300+ nodes total, 200 in a hadoop cluster used for mapreduce, the rest
>> in a variety of headless datacenter roles (web, mail, database,
>> backup, etc.). They are somewhat sensitive to version updates, so I
>> was hoping to find a way to find the security updates (patch level)
>> without having to change versions. Upgrading to 5.6 would likely
>> involve upgrading several core packages (mysql, ruby, python, bind,
>> even glibc and the kernel). Is this a pipe dream?
>>
>
> assuming the mysql, ruby, python, bind you are running are all the stock
> RHEL5/CentOS5 ones, the updates maintain the same x.y version as
> whatever was released with 5.0, the upstream vendor backports security
> fixes. the kernel is still 2.6.18, glibc is still 2.5, etc etc.
>
> 5.6 is not a new version, its just a snapshot of updates at that point
> in time. the version is 5.

But still test, sometimes something can break. In point releases in the past, some things have broke like, recently, an ethernet card wouldn't work after the update. Gave weird errors. Replaced it with a newer revision of the card, and it worked fine. But generally things work fine.
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:16 AM
James Hogarth
 
Default Package updates for 5.4?

As per the Redhat Virtualisation Expo yesterday... API/ABI
compatibility is maintained within the point releases. If your stuff
is certified on 5.4 it will run on 5.5/5.6.

In addition there are compatibility libraries to get anything running
on 5.X on 6.0... and when you move to 6.0 then anything running on 6.0
will run on 6.X.

James
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