IBM BigFix Patch: Pre-Announcement: Supersedence Logic on CentOS Fixlets to be Updated on February 14, 2017
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The BigFix Patch team continuously aims to provide enhancements to the patching content with improved usability, accuracy, and reliability of the available Fixlets.
The supersedence logic used on Fixlets for the CentOS 5, CentOS 6 and CentOS 7, which is based on Red Hat's Errata information, is going to to be updated with a package-based supersedence logic implementation on February 14, 2017.
What is being changed in the supersedence logic?
This enhancement reduces the occurrence of false positives whereby the Fixlet supersedence logic is incorrectly processed. After the update, previously superseded Fixlets may show as relevant and vice versa.
How does the new supersedence logic impact you?
However, the Fixlet supersedence and relevance results will be more accurate and would help reduce patching time by applying only the relevant fixes.
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Actions to Take After the Update:
Application Engineering team