J. S. Evans
By: J. S. Evans

October 10, 2017 3:25 pm


What is a CVE and How Can It Benefit Me?

Like a lot of the things that I write here, this is a question that came up in a ticket that I worked on recently. A customer recently received a message like this: Samba is a freely available file- and printer-sharing application maintained and developed by the Samba Development Team. Samba allows users to share […]

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By: Vojtěch Pavlík

August 12, 2015 11:22 am


Reboot Reloaded: Patching the Linux Kernel Online

"This article is from The SUSE Insider, a technical quarterly publication for SUSE customers to help them get the most value from their SUSE solutions." Author: Vojtech Pavlik is director of SUSE Labs, a department within SUSE R&D focusing on core technologies and research. He is one of the creators of […]

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By: Bryan Lunduke

February 16, 2014 12:28 pm


Video demo: Live Linux Kernel Patching with kGraft

In the 2 weeks since we announced the existence of kGraft, there have been many questions about how this solution for live-patching the Linux kernel works. And because (moving) pictures often speak louder than words, here is a video of kGraft in action on the official SUSE YouTube channel.[…]

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By: coolguys-suse

April 25, 2013 11:53 am


Covering installed systems with Long Term Service Pack Support repositories

There are many reasons you might not always upgrade SLES whenever a new Support Pack is released.  You might have policies or even regulatory requirements that affect how often you can upgrade.  You might have resource constraints that force you to take a longer time to transition to a new SP level.  […]

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By: rothweiler

October 26, 2010 2:14 pm


Problems with /boot mounting or a split kernel after patching

Beginning with SLES10 SP3 many of us started to experience problems getting to /boot on a running system. This can be a major problem if you apply a kernel patch while /boot is not mounted as the patch engine will update libraries and kernel files in / so that when you reboot the kernel is […]

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By: paulgear

December 14, 2009 11:31 pm


What the world needs now is a better SMT

Novell's SMT (Subscription Management Tool) is a software update tool for SUSE Linux Enterprise and openSUSE.  I've had the dubious honour of working with it over the last few months on a customer site.  These notes were compiled as a result of installing SMT on three different servers, and interacting with various people […]

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By: jdebaer

October 3, 2007 10:39 am


AppNote: Advanced patching of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with ZENworks Linux Management (ZLM) 7.2

By Jo de Baer Updated with reader suggestion. Introduction to ZYPP patching Introduction to ZENworks Linux Management (ZLM) 7.2 How ZLM 7.2 can orchestrate ZYPP patching (simple) How ZLM 7.2 can orchestrate ZYPP patching (advanced) Setting up a YUP tree 6 Using the YUP tree to load ZYPP patch information into ZLM […]

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