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How do I patch apache?

Ok, so I am using apache 2.2.17 on an Ubuntu (Natty Narwhal) box. I need to apply a patch (mod_proxy_connect-2.2.16.patch) which I downloaded from ...
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Some Apache requests are slow, most complete instantly

I have two Dell R410 web servers (2x quad core Xeon E5520 w/ 8gb ram) running Debian 5 stable. Their patching had been neglected for a while, so recently we did a patching run to bring everything up ...
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Solaris 11: Quick way to fetch and install patches after initial install

Is there a quick command that will fetch patches from the internet and install them?
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Oracle Security Update Patch July 2011 - How to know if i am affected?

Oracle Security Update Patch July 2011 I am using JDK 1.4.2_08, 1.4.2_19, 1.4.2_22, and Oracle DB 9.2.0.8. Can any experts tell me how to tell if i am affected, i.e. after installing the patch ...
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How safe are Unattended Upgrades/Automatic Updates for Ubuntu

I'm in the process of trying to keep several ubuntu box's up to date and patched (10.4.2 LTS), one suggestion I've been getting is setting up unattended upgrades ...
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Replacing core windows system files. Windows service pack

I am dealing with a program that patches core Windows system files. I don't advocate it, but it is what I am dealing with. My question is, when we run a Service Pack, will it brick the system, or ...
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`cannot find “-lgcc_s”` from gcc-3.4 on unbuntu 11.04

I'm trying to use gcc-3.4 on the latest Ubuntu. The package is from debian snapshots. It probably assumes different default directory structure, so for example I was forced to give it -I ...
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How do you install “extra” versions of backport packages in debian?

I want to install the extra nginx version nginx-full package from debian backports - but when I try to run the install command it says that the package is not found. $ apt-get -t squeeze-backports ...
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CentOS and package version numbers worry

I have heard about a vulnerability in BIND. See here: http://www.isc.org/software/bind/advisories/cve-2011-0414 The issue appears to be with certain versions and my version (9.3.6) is earlier than ...
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How/where to find all Update (msu) packages for Windows 7 (Enterprise)

I've been using Wim2Vhd to create native boot vhd files. (I'm using this to keep several development environments ready, I'm a developer, I know -- I need help ;-) Now the first boot always ends up ...
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Is there a diff/merge utility to compare binary files and synchronize data bit-by-bit in either direction based on differences in binary data?

I have a tricky dilemma. I've got some files on two different destination drives, copied from the same source drive. The source drive had been failing, so I used dd to copy over the data to one ...
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Unable to apply patch generated with diff on SunOS server

I generated a patchfile of 2 directories using this command: diff -ur source-20110125 source > mailpatch3.patch Now I would like to apply the patch, doing this: patch -p1 < mailpatch3.patch ...
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Where can I find Solaris patch clusters for Solaris 2.6?

One of my customers is working on a product which can virtualize old Solaris environments and run them on current, supported Solaris platforms. Of course to do this, we need to run an assortment of ...
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gigabit ethernet to single mode LC fiber

I need a fiber converter that takes single mode LC fiber from the patch to a gigabit port on the switch. I've been investigating the Canary GFT-1036, but am having a difficult time finding a vendor ...
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Diff always fail to apply patch of files I make?

I have some files in my server that I wanted to make a patch for, so I took one of the files to test: cp /path/file ~/file So now I have just the same file in my root directory so I make any ...
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Backporting packages should reverse dependencies be rebuilt

I'm using Ubuntu Jaunty on a few machines and am in the process of backporting / custom compiling a few deb packages to update PHP and OpenSSL. My question is though, should I also be recompiling ...
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kernel patch .diff file

i need to apply patch .diff file to kenerl how to apply it which command should i use after i save the patch on patch.diff file ps patch is https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=248716
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Will IIS always be installed as fully patched?

When I install Internet Information Server on a Windows machine that is fully patched according to Windows Update, will it be installed as patched right from the start? I have always wondered if any ...
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Can I patch a tiny part of the kernel without recompiling?

I'm using inotify for a project, and desperately require the functionality provided by this patch: http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/758183 Can I apply this patch to my existing Linux ...
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Why is PHP Suhosin needed? Isn't PHP patched for security already?

I'm planning to set up a Linux-VPS and run a PHP site on it. I have read that it's recommended to use PHP Suhosin to patch PHP for security. But isn't PHP patched for security in every new release? or ...
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Multiple directories update with changing user permissons

I have multiple users on one machine with FreeBSD7.3. Each user has his own site (only one). Each site is a copy of master-site with slight differences (ie. database configuration, template files). ...
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Easily patch Dell firmware without OS support?

On our HP servers, HP provides an image we can put on a USB key (or CD), boot from and patch the all the firmware in the system. On our Linux Dell servers there's a convenient yum repository we can ...
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Diff and patch for big binary files

As part of my job I regularly need to upload big files (a 512 MB to 1 GB ISO, for example). In some cases, very little changes from ISO to ISO (say, a 10 MB file in a 1 GB ISO). Unfortunately, I can't ...
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Apply multiple .patch files

I have a directory with .patch files, generated using diff. I would like to apply all those patches using patch -p1 to another directory. But patch takes only one file, unless I cat. What would the ...
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How do I get SUNW_1.4 version of libthread.so.1 for Solaris 2.6

I have installed an old application on an old Ultra 5 with Solaris 2.6. When I start the app, I get the error: ld.so.1: : fatal : libthread.so.1: version 'SUNW_1.4' not found. There is a version of ...
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VMs restarted during backup job - due to VM patching

I wonder what will happen when the VMs are restarted while backup is running ? Our backup runs almost 12 hrs at night. And at that time, we are also going to apply the patches and reboot the VMs. I ...
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Windows Server 2008 Services won't start after patch

After installing the run of the mill patches today on a Windows Server 2008 (Running as an AD controller and Exchange 2007 Server) the machine came back up with "configuring updates stage 3 of 3 0% ...
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Patching AIX systems - patches are where? how to apply?

I'm not an AIX guru.....I've been assigned to patch my systems up to the latest patch level. First, where do I get the patches for AIX 5.1 and 5.3? Second, how are they generally installed (i.e. ...
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Debian Server - stable + backports or sid?

I have Debian Lenny, since it's stable most of the packages are rather outdated, example being SQLAlchemy 0.4, whereas the current version is 0.5.x. I'm wondering if I should go with setting up ...
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Different files of two directories

There are two directories I'd like to compare. I tried diff but it includes the changes inside the files. All I want is something like this file a is just in /A file b is missing in /A file c ...
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Installing MS09-056 (KB974571) on Live Communications Server

I've just installed this patch on a Live Communications Server 2005 server and LCS is refusing to start. I'm getting a wonderful event log claiming that the LCS instance is an expired evaluation (!) ...
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Iptables ipt_time extension

I'm trying to get the ipt_time extension for netfilter/iptables to work on CentOS 5.3. It's a bloodbath. First of all, the HOWTO I linked is the official Netfilter Extension HOWTO, but it's also ...
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Get rsync to generate a patch file instead of copying across files?

I'm copying lots of files that have changed from one server to another using rsync. I know I can use the -n option to do a dry run, so I can see what files have been changed. However is it possible to ...
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Find out unfixed exploits count based on application version

In our enviroment we are often required to run old outdated versions of different applications, and im wondering about the security implications on that. So im hoping there is a site that basicly ...
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How can I determine the last time a Solaris machine was patched?

I am trying to determine patch levels and how long some Solaris machines have been without patching in order to support triaging which systems to patch first. How can I determine the last time a ...
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Microsoft patching folders

After extracting a Microsoft security patch, I got several folders containing the updated DLL. For Windows XP SP3 I have two folders: SP3GDR and SPQFE. Does anyone know what is the difference between ...
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How can I automate installation of a package to Linux and Windows Virtual Machines on VMware ESX4?

I would like to create an application that will traverse a Virtual Infrastructure using the vSphere Web Services API (this part I have handled) and perform and unattended install of some given package ...
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Installing PHP 5.3 on Ubuntu server

Quite simply, what is the easiest and most stable way to replace an apt-get installed PHP 5.2 with the new PHP 5.3 on an Ubuntu 8.10 server?
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How can I tell which package updates will require a reboot or service restart?

One of our boxes is running Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. Most Ubuntu package upgrades are trivial and don't affect availability much. How do I tell which packages are going to cause an outage before applying ...
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Firmware Best Practices and Update Schedules

Firmware receives very little attention when it comes to updates. Out of sight, out of mind. Many devices: RAID controllers, NICs, chipsets, and even hard drives, get some benefit from being ...
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Windows 2003 Server Restarts when logging off from RDP

We often RDP into our servers. Sometimes if we end the RDP session via Start, Shutdown, Log-off, the server restarts. It seems to happen when the server is waiting for a report due to a patch pushed ...
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Patch Management Operations Plan

I'm developing a plan/strategy to manage patch deployment on Windows Clients using Windows Server Update Services. What are the some important things to consider in developing this plan? For example, ...
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How do you know when a Microsoft hotfix has been obsoleted by a newer patch?

Recently I ran into an issue that was fixed by applying a Microsoft hotfix for the Volume Shadow Service on Windows 2003SP2. The fix was KB929774, and when I searched to the KB one of the Google ...
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The corporate benefits of using MSI files

What are the advantages of using .msi files over regular setup.exe files? I have the impression that deployment is easier on machines where users have few permissions, but not sure about the ...
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Anticipating/preventing patch or upgrade problems on database/web servers

I maintain 2 environments in my current project, 2 servers (1 Web Server & 1 SQL Server) for both production and Test. Last month we installed/upgraded to the lated Microsoft patches/securities ...