The 2nd minor update to ScientificLinux 6 (which is based on RHEL6) is now ready for deployment to the Informatics SL6 DICE office machines. A minor update like this provides us with the opportunity to update important software and fix any bugs which are not security issues (we apply security updates as soon as they are available) in a controlled manner.

At this stage we are only upgrading the office machines, we will not be upgrading the machines in the student labs, that will be done once the online exams have been completed. Upgrades for individual servers will be scheduled over the next few weeks and users affected will be contacted as necessary.

SL6.2 was released on 15th February 2012 and since then it has been thoroughly tested in our DICE environment so we are confident that this update will not cause any issues for users.

Details of the package updates are available on the LCFG wiki. For further, in depth information, there are also release notes from ScientificLinux and RHEL.

If you have any questions or problems with the upgrade please contact our User Support team through the support form.

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