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how to determine OS version and patch level?

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I have oracle linux, and uname -a as following:
# uname -r
2.6.39-200.29.2.el6uek.x86_64


Exadata node:
# imageinfo

Kernel version: 2.6.18-274.18.1.0.1.el5 #1 SMP Thu Feb 9 19:07:16 EST 2012 x86_64
Image version: 11.2.3.1.1.120607
Image activated: 2012-08-07 11:51:55 -0400
Image status: success
System partition on device: /dev/mapper/VGExaDb-LVDbSys1



Thanks!

Edited by: 943714 on Feb 28, 2013 12:28 PM

Edited by: 943714 on Feb 28, 2013 12:45 PM
  • 1. Re: how to determine OS version and patch level?
    Dude! Guru
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    You might want to check http://www.oracle.com/us/technologies/027626.pdf

    And also:

    <pre>
    # yum info oraclelinux-release enterprise-release
    Loaded plugins: security
    This system is not registered with ULN.
    ULN support will be disabled.
    Installed Packages
    Name : enterprise-release
    Arch : x86_64
    Epoch : 6
    Version : 5
    Release : 8.0.3
    Size : 57 k
    Repo : installed
    Summary : Enterprise Linux release file
    License : GPL
    Description: System release and information files

    Name : oraclelinux-release
    Arch : x86_64
    Version : 5
    Release : 8.0.2
    Size : 32
    Repo : installed
    Summary : Oracle Linux release file
    License : GPL
    Description: System release file
    </pre>
  • 2. Re: how to determine OS version and patch level?
    TommyReynolds Expert
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    Here's how to ask. I'm on my Fedora 18 system at present, but this works for any RPM-based distribution:
    $ ls /etc/*-release
    /etc/fedora-release
    /etc/os-release
    /etc/redhat-release
    /etc/system-release
    $ rpm -qf /etc/*-release
    fedora-release-18-1
    fedora-release-18-1
    fedora-release-18-1
    fedora-release-18-1

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