The 4th minor update to ScientificLinux 6 (which is based on RHEL6) is now ready for deployment to the Informatics SL6 DICE office and student lab 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.
To complete this upgrade a reboot is required. The student lab machines will be rebooted during the night of Wednesday 31st July. A delayed reboot will be scheduled for all DICE office desktops. The delay will be 5 days, although the reboots are delayed it would be greatly appreciated if people could manually reboot their machines at their earliest convenience; the delayed reboot would then be cancelled. Upgrades for individual servers will be scheduled over the next few weeks and users affected will be contacted as necessary.
SL6.4 was released on 28th March 2013 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.