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will a restart be required will the system be stable/functional until the restart if required will users have to log out before I run apt for updates to succeed You should probably restart if this includes glibc and kernel updates. The system will likely function until you can restart, but if that's a concern, you should schedule a ...


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In Linux, like I think in all Unixes, when a process has an open file, it can continue to access it even if you delete it. After deletion the file is unreachable by other processes (there is no directory entry for it), but processes that had opened it before deletion can continue to access it using the handle the kernel gave them when they had opened it. The ...


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You appear to be using a internal mirror of lstn.net / limestonenetworks.com. That mirror is probably out of sync. You should contact them and make sure they sync the mirror. As the vulnerability you are trying to patch is critical, I'd advise to use a different mirror until they have synced theirs. Until then switch to the external ones provided by the ...


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Turns out I had bad repositories! Edit /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo: [base] name=CentOS-$releasever - Base baseurl=http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/centos/$releasever/os/$basearch/ gpgcheck=1 gpgkey=http://mirror.centos.org/centos/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-6 [updates] name=CentOS-$releasever - Updates ...


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Do you have enabled the updates repository? Confirm with yum repolist all that the updates repository is available and enabled. If you have the updates repository disabled you can enable the repository for a single yum command with: yum --enablerepo=updates update bash or permanently by editing the /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo configuration file. ...



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