Some queries regarding updating patches in redhat linux

Posted on 2012-12-27
Last Modified: 2013-01-12
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 :



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



Plss advice/help
Question by:apunkabollywood
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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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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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I'd suggest that you go to RHN (subscription required)

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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I am using RHEL 6.2 currenlty which one you prefer i need to upgrade to 6.3 or there is any option it remains 6.2 with update?
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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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Do you need more assistance on this? Any uncertainties?

Author Comment

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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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woolmilkporc earned 500 total points
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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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Many Thanks for you help

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