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Re: Red Hat Kernel explaination



On Sun, Feb 12, 2006 at 10:49:14PM -0800, mac subbu wrote:
> My cat /etc/redhat-release is
> Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 3 (Taroon Update 5)
> 
> So is this the red hat stable ???

Yes it is.  Your next step should be to apply all of the latest security
patches from the Red Hat Network.  Assuming it's been configured
properly, this should show you the latest updates available:

# up2date -l

        .../Ed

> On 2/12/06, Ed Wilts <ewilts ewilts org> wrote:
> >
> > On Sun, Feb 12, 2006 at 10:43:08AM +0530, mac subbu wrote:
> > > We have a system Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS release 3 (Taroon Update 5)
> > > kernel 2.4.21-32.EL...we wanted to know if this from Fedora core stable
> > or
> > > Red hat AS..how we differentiate Red hat enterprise linux from fedora
> > core
> > > distributions....the installer for this is anaconda..we wud have thought
> > > anaconda is the installer for fedora core
> >
> > The .EL means it's the enterprise kernel.
> >
> > Anaconda is the installer for both Fedora Core and RHEL.  There are many
> > packages that are common to both since Fedora Core is the proving ground
> > for RHEL.  The package versions do differ slightly between the two -
> > you'll likely find features in the RHEL kernel that haven't been
> > backported to the Fedora Core kernel that the particular RHEL release
> > based on and instead were incorporated into the latest Fedora Core
> > kernel.
> >
> > > How can we differentiate between Fedora stable Vs Official redhat stable
> >
> > To differentiate Enterprise Kernel from Fedora, cat /etc/redhat-release.

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Ed Wilts, RHCE
Mounds View, MN, USA
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