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VMware ESX Server 3.5, Patch ESX350-200803208-UG: Update to the esxupdate utility

Details

Release Date: 4/10/2008
Document Last Updated: 4/10/2008

 

Download Size: 
301 KB 
Download Filename: 
ESX350-200803208-UG.zip
md5sum:
8d66380e402512254d96b451b6cb0bb5
Product VersionsESX Server 3.5
Patch ClassificationUpdate
SupersedesN/A
DependenciesN/A
Virtual Machine Migration or Reboot RequiredNo
ESX Server Host Reboot RequiredNo
PRs Fixed204329, 222164, 245698, 246529
Affected HardwareN/A
Affected SoftwareN/A
RPMs IncludedVMware-esx-scripts
Related CVE numbersN/A

 

Summary

This patch provides an update to esxupdate utility to address the following issues:

  • Fixed an issue where esxupdate -l query showed removed RPMs as missing after an upgrade was performed. The removed RPMs are made obsolete by new RPMs in the upgrade and are removed during upgrade installation.
  • Fixed an issue where patches for ESX Server 3.5 would fail to install on a host upgraded from ESX Server 3.0.x that has patches installed on it.

Solution

Symptoms

After an upgrade of ESX Server, esxupdate - query would report removed packages as missing.

esxupdate failed to install ESX Server 3.5 patches because it falsely considered the previously installed ESX Server 3.0.x patches as being newer than the ESX Server 3.5 patches.


Based on VMware KB 1003703


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