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

Software Updates

Next Thursday night (7/10/08) the CIMS linux machines (desktop as well as compute nodes) WILL BE REBOOTED in the wee hours of the night between 11pm and 3am to complete software updates. In an effort to try and minimize any corrupted files or lost work, please save all your data and logout of any linux systems when you leave for the night on Thursday. The updates have already been made on several linux machines in the computer labs. We urge people to test any packages that are critical to their work and let us know if they encounter any problems before the updates occur. The machines that have been updated are:

  • WWH624: pubbox3.cims.nyu.edu (i386)
  • WWH624: pubbox20.cims.nyu.edu (x86_64)
  • WWH624: pubbox22.cims.nyu.edu (i386)
  • WWH624: pubbox23.cims.nyu.edu (x86_64)
  • WWH624: pubbox25.cims.nyu.edu (x86_64)

 

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

  • linux kernel (automatic REBOOT)
  • firefox
  • xorg
  • cups
  • evolution
  • perl

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.