I am running 6 servers on RHEL4.4 with oracle databases and application on HP ML370 hardware. Since initial installation, I have not applied any patch updates. I would like to start practising Patch Management and would like to know how to start and how to do it. For security reasons, I am not allowed to connect the servers to RHN or RHS hence will appreciate other options of acquiring patch updates in bundled form say on a monthly basis.
I need to build a new kernel. I was directed toI tried following the instructions but I think I may have ended up with way more than I wanted. After just over 3 hours the build exhausted the 5.2GB I had available and fell over. The .config file used was nearly twice the size of the one I supplied. Why was it changed?I don't need an rpm.Are the patches supplied with the 2.6.38 sources required or nice to have?
This thread describes how to build a 2.6.34 kernel with load-balancing to cut down the number of load balancing wakeups. Running powertop on my amd64 PC shows that this kernel cuts down the number of wakeups by around 30%.
1. Open a gnome-terminal and get root privileges:
2. Install required packages for building the kernel:
I am trying to compile the iscsi-target software SCST. It wants me to apply a patch to my Linux kernel in order to allow for certain performance gains. The problem is I still new to Linux development. Where do I begin? How do I apply the patch? Do I need to recompile the kernel? I am running Ubuntu 10.04.3 amd64
I'm having problems to install SCST in Fedora 11.I'm not able to apply the kernel patch because there isn't a file called drivers/scsi/scsi_lib.c in the /usr/src/kernels/220.127.116.11-167.fc11.i868.PAE.Does anybody have an idea on how to proceed?
Just installed 11.3 on a older Dell Dimension 8200 with a D-Link DWA-160 N dual band USB card. The install went ok and the card works (seems a little slow right now but that is next on the list). However, when I run YOU I get the following conflict:
"compat-wireless-kmp-default-2.6.37_k18.104.22.168_12-17.1.i586 requires kernel (default:drivers_usb_core)=6faa2c62dac4f41d, but this requirement cannot be met. Uninstallable providers: kernel-default-base-2.6.34-12.3.i586[openSUSE-11.3 11.3-1.82]"
when the system wants to install patch:Kernel-3038.noarch and patch:Kernel-3709.noarch. I cannot seem to find a suitable provider for the default:drivers_usb_core. Is this something to address here or do I need to go to [URL]?
I just want to upgrade my Slackware 13.1 kernel (22.214.171.124) to the latest stable kernel from kernel.org (126.96.36.199). I have never done anything like this and I am a Linux newbie, so I would appreciate a "Kernel Patching for Dummies" version if possible. I did do a search on this forum and most of what I read was over my head. I found an FAQ on kernelnewbies.org on "How To Apply A Patch" but when I attempted what they suggested, it said it couldn't find the file to patch at line 5 and asked me which file to patch. So I CTRL-Z'd out of there and came here. Here's what I tried:
I just loaded ubuntu 9.10 on my laptop. Toshiba it loaded fine. So I ran update on the system and it updated to teh 9.20 kernel (dont remember act numbers) But now it wont reboot.
I get udevadm trigger is not permitted while udev is inconfigured udev settle is not permitted while udev is unconfigured svgalib: Cannot open /dev/mem Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:
-Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?) - Check root= (did the system wait long enought for device?) - Missing modules (cat /proc modules; ls /dev) ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/e1768deb-95e0-44bd-96b0-b725c73d42af does nto exist. Dropping to a shell
Busy box v.1.13.3 (Ubuntu 1:188.8.131.52-1ubuntu7) built in shell (ash) Enter help for a list of built-in commands (initranfs)
edit: Kernel 2.6.31-20-generic. It had kernel 2.6.31-14-generic I was able to boot back into the old kernel.. so whats happening? why wont the upgraded kernel work?
I just loaded ubuntu 9.10 on my laptop. Toshiba it loaded fine. So I ran update on the system and it updated to teh 9.20 kernel (dont remember act numbers)
But now it wont reboot.
I get udevadm trigger is not permitted while udev is inconfigured udev settle is not permitted while udev is unconfigured svgalib: Cannot open /dev/mem Gave up waiting for root device.
Common problems: -Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?) - Check root= (did the system wait long enought for device?) - Missing modules (cat /proc modules; ls /dev)
ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/e1768deb-95e0-44bd-96b0-b725c73d42af does not exist. Dropping to a shell
Busy box v.1.13.3 (Ubuntu 1:184.108.40.206-1ubuntu7) built in shell (ash)
Enter help for a list of built-in commands (initranfs)
It had kernel 2.6.31-14-generic
I was able to boot back into the old kernel.. so whats happening? why wont the upgraded kernel work?
It's starting to feel like Ubuntu 9.10 users have been left out in the cold, or at least forced to fend for themselves. I'm referring to the publicly-known vulnerabilities present in Firefox 3.5.9 (the version currently in use by Ubuntu 9.10). Ubuntu 10.04 (which uses Firefox 3.6.x instead of 3.5.x) users received their package updates June 29th, yet Ubuntu 9.10 seems to have been placed on the back burner. So basically, my questions are: Does anyone know what's going on? What's taking so long? Has security support for Firefox been terminated for Ubuntu 9.10?
PS: I can sort of understand how Ubuntu isn't able to provide Firefox patches for Ubuntu 9.04, as it uses Firefox 3.0.x (which isn't supported upstream anymore) and the distro release is so close to EOL. But, surely Ubuntu 9.10 doesn't need to be treated the same way, given that the 3.5.x branch it uses is still supported upstream and the distro release won't reach EOL until Q2 2011.
Is there a way to reset the yum database so that it can go and re-apply the patches that have already been installed?
I have a Fedora 12 with the latest patches, and I managed to screw up some files or delete some files to the point where all I have now is the Fedora splash screen when I reboot.
I can get to single-user mode, and the thinking is that if I can get yum to ignore the latest patches that are already installed and pull down and re-install the latest patches, then whatever files that are corrupt or missing will be put back.
I am currently following the instructions from the Linux From Scratch book and have made it to the downloading of the patches.There are links to all of the needed patches but when you click them, instead of downloading a file like I expected, it takes you to an html page displaying (I'm guessing) some sort of programming or scripting language. Link to the page with the all the patch download links. From there instead of downloading the file it displays its contents.
(had to break it up because the forum won't allow me to post links yet ) My question is: What do I need to do with this text? Do I copy and paste it into a text file? Are there certain extensions that I need to append to the text files?
Tried out the latest Fedora 13 release for kicks, and seem to be liking it so far I'm an openSUSE user and created some RPMs (on openSUSE) for myself which have the Ubuntu font rendering patches in them. I played around with the Fedora RPMs and managed to patch freetype-freeworld, cairo, fontconfig and Xfto achieve subpixel hinting on par with Ubuntu I wanted to share them with the Fedora community, if interested. Is there any place like an openSUSE Build Service for Fedora where I can host them...or maybe some community site that can host them? A screenshot of my desktop:
I was playing around with Aircrack the other night, and trying to utilise the patches that would allow packet injection, but it wasn't working for me, so I rebooted. After that, though, my wireless card seems to have gone completely haywire. It doesn't show up at all in iwconfig. Before, I had 4 entries: lo, eth0, irda0, and eth1, which was the wireless. Now, only the first three show up. This is what it comes up as under lspci:
Code: 04:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01) I've tried a number of solutions I've found online, including doing a cold boot, reinstalling the driver (Broadcom STA) and starting up from a cold boot, and am now trying this approach. Nothing has worked, so far. I'm getting really desperate. I need my wireless working for university, which starts shortly, and I might even switch back to Windoze if there's no feasible solution.
When I do System > Applications > Update System, it brings up a list of updates, and can tell me what each update is meant to fix (i.e. "fixes a bug in the flux capacitor so time travel works again (CVE-01234)"). How do I get similar info from the command line- I can't get it through yum, can I?
Near the end of the install, a panel lists dozens of patches, some categorized as "Security", others as "Recommended", each preceded by a checkbox. I started to check all of the patches, but then noticed that the checks were bringing in software I had not requested -- e.g., checking an emacs patch brought in emacs. Rather than bring in all of this additional software, I left all patches unchecked. Now I need to know how I can go back and apply only the patches that pertain to software that I have actually installed.
I'd also like to know whether there is some way to limit the install program panel to relevant patches only.
That application is included in CentOS default repo and can be installed via yum. The version number indicates that this is a rather old release. This fact in itself is okay with me. But according to the original developer's site this release contains a major security bug and should be patched immediately. is the file from CentOS repo a copy of the original release or are any patches applied?
While seeing any text file in vi mode, yellow patches are appearing on my screen in all spaces. Same are not appearing in cat mode. This is very clumsy to understand the text. How to remove those yellow patches. It seems earlier I have used a command to remove empty lines in between text file and this problem is occurring since then.
I am somewhat new to linux, and fedora especially, I'm currently trying to get a linux based active directory server build in my home. I've tried using samba, dhcpd and the bind9 service but it wasn't wanting to work, so I did some searching and found 389ds on the fedora projects page. Now I'm having issues setting up the directory here's the log.
Code: [11/05/29:10:37:47] - [Setup] Info This program will set up the 389 Directory and Administration Servers. It is recommended that you have "root" privilege to set up the software. Tips for using this program: - Press "Enter" to choose the default and go to the next screen - Type "Control-B" then "Enter" to go back to the previous screen - Type "Control-C" to cancel the setup program
[11/05/29:10:37:47] - [Setup] Info Would you like to continue with set up? [11/05/29:10:37:49] - [Setup] Info yes .....
[11/05/29:10:37:50] - [Setup] Info Your system has been scanned for potential problems, missing patches, etc. The following output is a report of the items found that need to be addressed before running this software in a production environment .....