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Using the -t switch with rug up

Hello,

I've just read in the OES2 SP1 Linux Installation Guide, in the Updating (Patching) an OES 2 SP1 Linux Server section, Quick Path Updating sub-section, that when performing a rug up "If the -t patch option is omitted, rug includes SLES packages in the download that can cripple or completely break OES services."

I've never used the -t switch, and have never had a problem. I understand that doesn't mean I might not have a problem in the future.

According to the rug man page the -t switch, when used with rug up, specifies the type of updates. Following the Installation Guide instructions I would indicate SLES10-SP2-Updates OES2-SP1-Updates with the switch (the complete command would be rug up -t patch SLES10-SP2-Updates OES2-SP1-Updates).

Rug ca returns SLES10-SP2-Updates OES2-SP1-Updates as the catalogs the server is subscribed to.

So basically, I don't see the point in using the -t switch and explicitly indicating the catalogs when the server is subscribed to only those catalogs anyway.

Is there some other reason we should be using the -t switch?
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Re: Using the -t switch with rug up

bdkmcgl,

I also do not use the -t option.
I think that is an old information from oes 1.

Rainer
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Re: Using the -t switch with rug up

brunold schrieb:
> bdkmcgl,
>
> I also do not use the -t option.
> I think that is an old information from oes 1.


I wouldn't be so sure about that. I made the experience that some stuff
simply doesn't show without "-t patch". Usually these were
migration/conversion/fixup scripts so far.
One benefit is also that adding "-t patch" reminds you to reboot after a
kernel update or restart eDirectory if it's necessary.

On the other hand, when you use zypper to update stuff from repositories
like OBS, you have to use "-t package" or you will never see an update...

Franz.
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