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updating from (Update 4 to Update 5)

Hello everyone,

i have a redhat system which is Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 3 (Taroon Update 4). I need to update this with Update 5. Can someone pelase give me detailed instructions on how to update this.

thanks a lot
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Kerem ERSOYPresidentCommented:
Hi,

Red Hat still supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 3. If your maintenance contract is still valid then all you will do is to launuch up2date. It will show you necessary updates and do the updates. If you don't have a maintenance contract there's nothing you can do apart from renewing the contract, if you are not able to downlad all packages and compile them into binary all by yourself.

Here's a list of updates present for your system:

https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/rhel3es-errata.html

As I told you before all you'd do is to launch up2date. If this is the first time you lanch it it might ask you some questions about your red Hat account (obtained from the Red Hat Site and entering the code sent you by Re Hat or a dealer so that Red Hat will know what hardwre and software you have and what updates are good for you and if you are elligible for the update i.e., valid mantenance contract)

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have further questions.

Cheers,
K.


 
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vamsi_ukAuthor Commented:
Hi kereme,

we have two linux servers out of which only one is registered. the second one is not registered with rhn. I was looking if there is anyway i can get around this one..

what do you think abt this one..

http://wiki.garylaw.net/doku.php?id=technical:unix:linux:yam

I was wondering if i can have one YAM server which will get updated from rhn and then maybe i can use it as a server from where all the other machines gets updated. Is there anyway i can do something like that..?

Vamsi
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Kerem ERSOYPresidentCommented:
Hi,

In fact when you register a server RedHat allows you to register another for develeopment purposes. So I think you can register the second and get updates for that (It is only for test purposes this does not allow you to use the second system for production purposes)

Please note that though you can find ways to update more systems than you are licenced to it is not legal to do so. The ling you presented is for servers which you are licenced to get updates but to do baseline etc. purposes.

The only legal thing you would do is to download source RPM's and compile them for upgrades.

If you want a RedHat enterprise Linux but you don't want to pay I'll suggest you to use one of the free RedHat Enterprise Clones:

http://www.centos.org                 
http://www.whiteboxlinux.org
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vamsi_ukAuthor Commented:
ok thanks a lot kereme
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Kerem ERSOYPresidentCommented:
yr welcome.
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