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Subscribing to Native Tools Linux Patch Content Sites

Technote (troubleshooting)


The article discusses the reasons for subscribing to the Native Tools Linux Patching sites.

Resolving the problem

Currently IBM Endpoint Manager offers the following Native Tools sites:

Patches for CentOS 5 Native Tools
Patches for CentOS 6 Native Tools
Patches for RHEL5 - Native Tools
Patches for RHEL6 - Native Tools
Patches for SLE 11 Native Tools

Native Tools patching fixlets calculate dependencies directly on the endpoint at run time of the patch install and offer the greatest accuracy when patching these OS endpoints.

These sites should be used in lieu of the following sites (which represent 1st and 2nd generation methods of dependency resolution while deploying patches:

Patches for CentOS 5
Patches for CentOS 6
Patches for RedHat
Patches for RedHat Enterprise Linux
Patches for RHEL 5
Patches for RHEL 5 - Dependency Resolution
Patches for RHEL 6 - Dependency Resolution

These older sites are left there for customers who are still using them to deploy their patches. If you are currently using these sites to patch these OS's, please unsubscribe your endpoints from them, deactivate them, and start using the Native Tools sites.

Please see the official documentation for Patch Management for all of the various OS's:

In addition to these sites, you will also want to enable the Linux RPM Patching site which contains essential supporting content for all Linux/Unix patching.

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Document information

More support for: IBM BigFix family

Software version: Version Independent

Operating system(s): Linux

Software edition: Edition Independent

Reference #: 1506202

Modified date: 02 November 2015