20060811: If you will run today up2date on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 system you will notice that there are many updated packages available. This because Red Hat has released the 4th update of RHEL4 and even if we can’t see it yet on the main update page http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/notes/ this new update is already available and if you have set the system to automatically update itself, you might even have the system already updated to RHEL4 update4.
You can quickly check your running version using:
cat /etc/redhat-release Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 4 (Nahant Update 3)
after the update it will look like this:
cat /etc/redhat-release Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 4 (Nahant Update 4)
Even if we can’t see yet the link to the changelog of this update on the redhat update page here is the direct link with details on the changes done in this update: http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/RHEL-4-Manual/release-notes/as-x86/RELEASE-NOTES-U4-x86-en.html