January 24, 2009
Today, i was tuning a RHEL 5.2 server,, editing some variables like variables located in limits.conf file,, after i finished from tunning it,, i wanted to reboot the system to get the new variables, but i always do yum update before reboot,, this is a production server and i can’t reboot it every day and woops here we come,, the output of yum was too long and the tail of it is:
Install 10 Package(s)
Update 227 Package(s)
Remove 2 Package(s)
weew what all of this packages are all about!?! i didn’t update this system from a long time!? strange, okay okay proceed,, after it finished i wanted to know this system release, is RHEL 5.1 or 5.2,, so cat /etc/redhat-release oOOoOPps ‘Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.3 (Tikanga)’ weeeeew 5.3!!? whaaat and when!!? so nice,, it released from 3 days ago 😀 and i just noticed that.
btw,, in old releases i remember that update do ‘update’ for the system, and upgrade do the ‘upgrade’ for the system,, did they change something or am i wrong,, yes seems i am :S eh!
Release notes is here, anyway,, nice to know that there is a new RHEL release with a new updates a features, and nice to know things by chance or by mistakes 😛