2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 1, 2013 8:35 AM by Tommyreynolds-Oracle RSS

    how to determine OS version and patch level?

    946717
      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?
          Catch_22
          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-Oracle
            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