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

Software Updates

On Tuesday (01/18/2011) the CIMS Linux desktop machines will have software updates applied during the evening.

The machines WILL BE REBOOTED as part of the process. 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 majority of the updates have already been made on several Linux machines in the computer labs.

The machines that have already been updated are:

  • WWH229: pubbox1.cims.nyu.edu
  • WWH229: pubbox10.cims.nyu.edu
  • WWH229: pubbox16.cims.nyu.edu
  • WWH229: pubbox26.cims.nyu.edu
  • WWH229: pubbox33.cims.nyu.edu
  • WWH229: pubbox34.cims.nyu.edu
  • WWH229: pubbox41.cims.nyu.edu
  • WWH229: pubbox45.cims.nyu.edu
  • WWH229: pubbox46.cims.nyu.edu

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

  • Kernel (automatic reboot)
    Firefox
    gcc
    openssl/openssh
  • xemacs
    tetex
  • python
    xorg

A full list of all software updates for Linux and Solaris is available on the software updates page.