Re: software update
From: Niy (niy38_at_hotmail.com)
Date: 16 Jul 2003 13:28:11 -0700
email@example.com (Marcus Herbert) wrote in message news:<5pkcu-06e2.ln1@Indigo.Homeunix.Org>...
> Niy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > email@example.com (Marcus Herbert) wrote in message news:<qku9u-ii43.ln1@Indigo.Homeunix.Org>...
> >> Niy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> > Is there similar tool in SGI, like "update" in Redhat?
> >> Yes.
> > what's the name of that?
> Its called 'support contract'. Ships 3 times per year via snailmail and CD
> media. Easy to handle via swmgr or inst.
> Oh.. you talk about GNU software? Well.. if you are using swmgr 4.1 and up
> you can do a simple:
> swmgr -f http://freeware.sgi.com/Inst/
> and automatically install upgrades. Very simple :-).
> In other words: IRIX updates work different compared to linux. On linux these
> happen all the time and you need tools like update to keep up with them.
> IRIX has fix scheduled release dates (in between there might be security issues
> or urgent bugfixes, which require to install a patch manualy - these must then
> be downloaded from the SGI supportfolio webpage) so there is no need for such
> a tool.
but how about those open source freeware? if linux needs a update, why Irix
Also I have a problem probably you can help me out:
I upgrade Irx to 6.5.20, the openssh is still 3.4. I don't know what's the
difference between openssh 3.4 or 3.5 or 3.6, suppose there is security
hole, how to do a upgrade?