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jalmda
04-Feb-2013, 22:34
I'm trying to find the last updated RPM and date when this happened. This is for patch management purposes (for convincing people to update from SP1 to SP2).

I can tell from my SMT logging that SP1 was last updated between September and December of 2012 -- is there a way to get the exact date?

thanks

--J

ab
05-Feb-2013, 00:10
I'd do it this way:

Go to the Patch Finder site:
http://download.novell.com/patch/finder/

Choose 'SUSE Linux Enterprise Server' from the top drop-down. Notice that
the lower section filters accordingly (or click 'Search if your browser
doesn't do that automatically).

Expand the 'SLES 11 SP1' section and the SLES 11 SP2' section.

Notice that the latest patches for the former are from November; the
latest patches for the latter are from today.

Good luck.

mikewillis
05-Feb-2013, 10:43
This is for patch management purposes (for convincing people to update from SP1 to SP2).
If it's ways of convincing people to update from SP1 to SP2 you're after, how about this:


With the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 2 the former SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1 enters the 6 month migration window, during which time SUSE will continue to provide security updates and full support. At the end of the six-month parallel support period, on 2012-08-31, support for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1 will be discontinued.
Taken from
http://www.novell.com/linux/releasenotes/x86_64/SUSE-SLES/11-SP2/

bwisupport
07-Feb-2013, 13:17
rpm -qa --last

Tom