On 2011-05-02 19:06, rider2 wrote:
> robin_listas;2333810 Wrote:
>> On 2011-05-02 12:36, rider2 wrote:
>>> About security updates I don’t know if they were made…
>> But we now the were not >:-)
> why suppose they were not? I am an optimist guy,usually
Because the version of SuSE you have installed has been dead and buried for
several years, since 2007, thus there have been no updates pulished since
2007. So we know.
Unless the person maintaining it was a real expert, and aplied the patches
himself, which is complex and very much time consuming.
> on suse, can I do it from command line?
> or, which is the safest and easiest method?
You can not update that machine, there are no updates for dead versions.
You simply have to upgrade to 11.3 or 11.4, which is no easy task, or
install 11.4 fresh and recreate all needed services for scratch. Or, switch
to SLES, the enterprise version, that has a 5 year maintenance cycle
(that’s what I would advise).
>> If it is some person knowing that system, it would be because they are
>> using several non standard configurations. YaST, if it touches
>> something, would use standard.
> I don’t think it uses non standard configurations. The person that told
> me that knows linux like I am…and I think he tries to avoid
> complications, that is why he told me to avoid yast
That doesn’t match. We all use Yast precisely to avoid complications.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)