New York University Faculty of Arts and Science College of Arts and Science Graduate School of Arts and Science

Software Updates

Next Thursday night (05/01/2008), we will be running software updates on all linux and solaris machines. The systems will NOT be rebooted as part of the process. The updates have already been made on several linux machines in the computer labs. The linux computers in WWH502 (i386 machines) and WWH624 (x86_64 machines) are available for testing. We urge people to test any packages that are critical to their work and let us know if they encounter any problems. The machines are:

  • WWH502: pubbox1.cims.nyu.edu (i386)
  • WWH502: pubbox3.cims.nyu.edu (i386)
  • WWH502: pubbox10.cims.nyu.edu (i386)
  • WWH502: pubbox22.cims.nyu.edu (i386)
  • WWH624: pubbox4.cims.nyu.edu (x86_64)
  • WWH624: pubbox18.cims.nyu.edu (x86_64)
  • WWH624: pubbox20.cims.nyu.edu (x86_64)
  • WWH624: pubbox23.cims.nyu.edu (x86_64)

 

Some significant software updates include (but are not limitted to):

  • Matlab (test it @ /opt/pkg/matlab/R2008a/bin/matlab)
  • OpenOffice.org (test it @ /opt/pkt/openoffice/2.4/program/soffice)
  • Linux Kernel (activated on next reboot after updates)
  • Firefox

Several packages have already been updated on solaris and linux machines. A full list of all software updates for linux and solaris is available on the update page.