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Update Bash Live Production System?

Hello All,

I have updated bash and redline on our three servers which I have the ability to reboot at anytime but need to do our two servers that are actively accessed at all times. One is an OES2 SP3 (SLES 10 SP4) file server and the other is a OES 11 SP2 (SLES 11 SP3) Groupwise server. My question is can I update just the bash and redline without restarting the server or interrupting services? Does it matter which method I use? Rug/zypper vs. direct download of RPMs

Thanks for the advise.

Daniel
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deejay33 Wrote in message:

> I have updated bash and redline on our three servers which I have the
> ability to reboot at anytime but need to do our two servers that are
> actively accessed at all times. One is an OES2 SP3 (SLES 10 SP4) file
> server and the other is a OES 11 SP2 (SLES 11 SP3) Groupwise server. My
> question is can I update just the bash and redline without restarting
> the server or interrupting services? Does it matter which method I use?
> Rug/zypper vs. direct download of RPMs


To answer your rug vs. zypper question first - zypper was provided
as a Technology Preview only in SLES10 so when updating OES2 SP3
you should use rug.

Now to address source of patches - if patching OES servers always
use the patches provided by Novell, either through the update
channels or download from Novell's Patch Finder site. Only
download the Shellshock patches from SUSE if your version of OES
is no longer supported (General or Extended) which is not the
case here.

After updating the bash and readline packages there is no need to
restart the server but you should make sure you logout any
terminal/SSH sessions and kill any remaining active bash
processes.

HTH.
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Simon Flood
Novell Knowledge Partner
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That's the answer I was looking for! Thanks Simon!

Daniel
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