Some queries regarding updating patches in redhat linux

Hi all,

I need to update some packages/patches and want to ask whats the best way to do it so that
no problem/depandencies issue comes and all work will done succesfully:
here are some list of packages i need to upgrade:

from :
glibc-2.12-1.47.el6_2.12.x86_64
glibc-common-2.12-1.47.el6_2.12.x86_64


To:

glibc-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5
glibc-common-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5

I am facing depandencies issue with this and other packages too including kernel

from:
kernel-firmware-2.6.32-220.13.1.el6.noarch
kernel-2.6.32-220.13.1.el6.x86_64

to:
kernel-2.6.32-279.9.1.el6
kernel-firmware-2.6.32-279.9.1.el6

Plss advice/help
apunkabollywoodAsked:
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woolmilkporcConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The things you're planning to upgrade ultimately require kernel 2.6.32-279, according to the messages you posted.

This kernel is contained in RHEL 6.3 (and only in 6.3, not in 6.2).

So if you want to reach e.g. glibc-2.12-1.80 you must go to 6.3, there is no way around this.
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woolmilkporcCommented:
I'd discourage from trying to update glibc alone. This library is just too integrated with the whole OS.

Why not

up2date --nox -u

to get a complete update of the system to the newest available level suitable for your machine?
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apunkabollywoodAuthor Commented:
yes u are right but I need to upgrade some specific packages and also if i want to update the OS than i need all packages near to given version only - and i dont have internet connection on that server
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woolmilkporcCommented:
I'd suggest that you go to RHN (subscription required)

https://access.redhat.com/subscriptions/rhntransition/

and get yourself the update image for your current OS version close to your required level.

Burn this image onto DVD and upgrade your OS.
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apunkabollywoodAuthor Commented:
I am using RHEL 6.2 currenlty which one you prefer ..do i need to upgrade to 6.3 or there is any option it remains 6.2 with update?
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woolmilkporcCommented:
To reach the required versions (particularly kernel 2.6.32-279) you must go to 6.3.

RHEL 6.2 has kernel 2.6.32-220.
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woolmilkporcCommented:
Do you need more assistance on this? Any uncertainties?
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apunkabollywoodAuthor Commented:
Yes ...I need to patch my server but I dont want to upgrade whole server - so just thinking what is the best way or is it mandatory to upgarde it to 6.3
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apunkabollywoodAuthor Commented:
Many Thanks for you help
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