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OpenVZ - updating kernel and all containers

Last night I upgraded to the latest kernel of openvz. I rebooted the host node. It came up with the latest kernel. However, the containers are still running the old kernel. What I did on the host ...
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updating, upgrading debian linux server except a package

I was looking for a command line to update/upgrade my VPS with the exception of the web server software. I have Nginx v.1.4.7 on my VPS and don't want it to get updated/upgraded when I run any ...
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CentOS 6.3 can't find libssl.so.1.0.0 after update OpenSSL to 1.0.1e [duplicate]

I've upgraded OpenSSL from 1.0.0 to 1.0.1e in CentOS 6.3 as a dependency to PHP-FPM package. Now php and yum don't work anymore, displaying: PHP: php: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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How do you manage updates without a staging environment: CentOS 6.3

I am managing about 20 servers, many of them virtual. They are almost all different purpose, and none are clustered. I have a distributed LAMP stack, a few application servers, some build servers, a ...
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2answers
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Issue on yum update with kernel

--> Running transaction check ---> Package e2fsprogs-resize2fs-static.x86_64 0:1.42.3-3.el6.1.ovz will be installed ---> Package kernel.x86_64 0:2.6.32-358.2.1.el6 will be installed --> ...
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1answer
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How quickly should I action the update announcements on the CentOS mailing lists?

I've recently subscribed to the CentOS mailing lists so that I can keep up to date with any new releases or updates. I'm subscribed to CentOS-announce. I get quite a lot of emails regarding bug fixes ...
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3answers
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update manager for updating computers on a network (linux) [closed]

Is there some kind of open source software available that manages updates to various computers on a network? for linux in general, ubuntu/debian in particular. I intend to build one such system for ...
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1answer
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YUM error. Is this a cert error

Nov 13 13:38:57 host abrt: detected unhandled Python exception in '/usr/bin/yum' Nov 13 13:38:57 host abrtd: New client connected Nov 13 13:38:57 host abrt-server[3508]: Saved Python crash dump of pid ...
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1answer
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How do I disable automatic updates on OpenSUSE 12.2

For reasons unknown, OpenSUSE seems to have half a dozen different places that mention auto-update. Is there a way I can definitely, permanently, irreversibly disable auto-update so that new software ...
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1answer
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Best way of updating my (non-critical) website? [closed]

Somehow I couldn't find a related question that quite fit me. Anyway, I run a small blog. When I first started my blog it had next to no traffic, now it receives a couple hundred views per day ...
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1answer
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Necessary proxy exception list for RHEL updates

Anyone know if I need to allow more than *.rhn.redhat.com on 443 & 80 via a proxy exception to allow my RHEL servers to go out and grab updates ? Haven't received the hardware yet, but I'm just ...
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4answers
429 views

Upgrading multiple Debian servers at once

I'm currently working at a SaaS company, and at the moment we have multiple Debian servers running in our data centre to support our application. In the past, when a security update was released, we ...
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3answers
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Specify update with apt-get upgrade?

In Ubuntu, the most convenient way to get a system up to date is to call apt-get update followed by apt-get upgrade. However, on a system that is part of a production environment, it is common ...
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3answers
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CentOS 5.7 - Cannot retrieve repository metadata

I got this strange error today and I'm not able to fix it: root@server# yum -y update Loaded plugins: allowdowngrade YumRepo Error: All mirror URLs are not using ftp, http[s] or file. Eg. ...
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2answers
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Creating an Update System With Serial Number Logins

Our company has a server that is a locked down version of Linux (custom shell for users, no direct access). I am currently pushing updates to the user, but it would be more ideal for the users to do a ...
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3answers
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What is the best practice to keep a linux ubuntu server up to date (build packages, dist-upgrade, alt repos…)

We are running a production server based on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala, kernel is almost up-to-date (2.6.38.2-grsec-xxxx-grs-ipv6-64) but karmic package repositoryis now ridiculously outdated, eg. Nginx ...
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1answer
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updating AD DNS from Linux build server

What options do I have, if any, to update an AD DNS server with new records as part of a deployment of a Linux server? Previously I was able to update a BIND server really very simply with some shared ...
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Is it risky to give the option to make and install a new Linux kernel and driver on reboot?

It's common practice to deliver Linux kernel drivers (kernel objects KOs) in the source code, and build and install them on the target computer. For example Nvidia display drivers, Oracle VirtualBox ...
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2answers
257 views

Updating Network Solutions Virtual Private Server

Just got a VPS from Network Solutions, it's got Red Hat 4, PHP 5.16, Java 1.4, no Yum and a whole bunch of packages I'd expect to have from a fresh install. Anyway, obviously I sound like a spoiled ...
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1answer
530 views

Can yum avoid major upgrade but still apply necessary security fix?

For example, if the server (CentOS) has PHP 5.2.6 installed and has added a third party repository that provides both PHP 5.2.12 and PHP 5.3.1. PHP 5.2.12 and PHP 5.3.1 are the latest versions for ...
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Updating production Ubuntu boxes the dos and don'ts

Every so often I login to production web/db/tools boxes and see the typical message: 30 packages can be updated. 16 updates are security updates. My question is, how do all of you handle updates on ...
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6answers
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is ksplice production ready?

I would be interested to hear the serverfault community's experiences with Ksplice in production. Quick blurb from wikipedia: Ksplice is a free and open source extension of the Linux kernel ...
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3answers
7k views

How to update Subversion the nicest way?

I would like to update my Subversion server to a new version and don't find any documentation on this, so I'm asking this. How can I update Subversion (1.4.6 to 1.6.3) on Linux the easiest way? What ...
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4answers
460 views

Debian and apt upgrade

I have GNU/Linux Debian Servers (Etch/Lenny) in production. I want theses systems to stay up to date. I have installed apticron with tells me what packet needs an upgrade. What is the good practice ...
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2answers
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When to relink Oracle?

Various sources on the internet suggest relinking of Oracle binaries is necessary after each OS upgrade and / or patch. I can understand relinking would be necessary when upgrading glibc. Some ...
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To yum update? Or not?

please forgive this rather straightforward question. First off, I'm not a sysadmin, and my experience with Linux is somewhat limited. About 3-4 months ago, I set up a CentOS server in work, for a ...
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Should I have to enable automatic update on Debian lenny stable?

I have installed a new Linux Debian lenny server that will be a LAMP and a Subversion server. Should I have to enable automatic updates? If I enable it, I am sure that I have the latest security ...
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8answers
2k views

Is it important to reboot Linux after a kernel update?

I have a few production Fedora and Debian webservers that host our sites as well as user shell accounts (used for git vcs work, some screen+irssi sessions, etc). Occasionally a new kernel update will ...
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9answers
4k views

How Often Should I Update our Linux Server?

I am responsible for managing both our production server (mail, web, database are all on one server) and our test server. Both are built on Debian. However as I am very new to system administration, I ...
5
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3answers
169 views

How to stay up to date with the latest information about UNIX software patches and upgrades?

Until now I have always used the SecurityFocus mailing lists to keep myself informed about the possible need of upgrading my server packages. The main problems I have with using this method: Massive ...