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Do I need libcare installed?

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  • Alexandre Parubochyi
    Hi,

    You can safely ignore that warning. It doesn't prevent KC patches from being applied. We'll fix this issue in one of the following KC agent releases in order to avoid disturbing our customers.
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  • Dave
    Thank you for the reply.

    I guess I'm just getting a little concerned because kcarectl --info on the server without libcare shows:

    kpatch-for: Linux version 2.6.32-954.3.5.lve1.4.78.el6.x86_64

    Whereas on the server that has libcare , kcarectl --info shows:

    kpatch-for: Linux version 2.6.32-954.3.5.lve1.4.80.el6.x86_64

    I'm not sure why the version number seems to be a bit behind on one server. Is this also something will resolve itself soon?

    Thank you.
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  • Alexandre Parubochyi
    Hi,

    In all cases, please make sure you are running the latest version of the KC agent: https://docs.kernelcare.com/installation/#update

    If the issue is still there, get in touch with our support at https://cloudlinux.zendesk.com
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  • Dave
    Thank you for the reply Alexandre. I still don't know why one server has libcare installed and the other one appears not to. The other strange thing is, even though they're basically identical in all ways, the slightly different results between the two servers when run the following commands and I'll highlight some differences in bold below. Server 1: [~]# yum install -y kernelcare Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, rhnplugin, universal-hooks Setting up Install Process Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * EA4: 66.23.237.210 * cpanel-addons-production-feed: 66.23.237.210 * cpanel-plugins: 66.23.237.210 * cloudlinux-x86_64-server-6: xmlrpc.cln.cloudlinux.com Package kernelcare-2.40-1.el6.x86_64 already installed and latest version Nothing to do Server 2: [~]# yum install -y kernelcare Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, rhnplugin, security, tsflags, universal-hooks Setting up Install Process Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * EA4: 66.23.237.210 * cpanel-addons-production-feed: 66.23.237.210 * cpanel-plugins: 66.23.237.210 * cloudlinux-x86_64-server-6: xmlrpc.cln.cloudlinux.com Package kernelcare-2.40-1.el6.x86_64 already installed and latest version Nothing to do Notice that Server 2 has security and tsflags in the "Loaded plugins" line, but Server 1 does not? Server 1: kcarectl --info kpatch-state: patch is applied kpatch-for: Linux version 2.6.32-954.3.5.lve1.4.78.el6.x86_64 (mockbuild@buildfarm02.cloudlinux.com) (gcc version 4.4.7 20120313 (Red Hat 4.4.7-23) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Thu Mar 26 08:20:27 EDT 2020 kpatch-build-time: Tue Feb 2 13:47:15 2021 kpatch-description: 8-:1612516085;2.6.32-954.3.5.lve1.4.80.el6 Server 2: [~]# kcarectl --info kpatch-state: patch is applied kpatch-for: Linux version 2.6.32-954.3.5.lve1.4.80.el6.x86_64 (mockbuild@buildfarm03.cloudlinux.com) (gcc version 4.4.7 20120313 (Red Hat 4.4.7-23) (GCC) ) #1 SMP Thu Sep 24 01:42:00 EDT 2020 kpatch-build-time: Tue Feb 2 13:47:12 2021 kpatch-description: 3-:1612516384;2.6.32-954.3.5.lve1.4.80.el6 Notice that Server 2 has a 78 in the "kpatch-for" line, but Server 1 has 80? And yet both servers show an identical result for kcarectl --uname as below: Server 1: [~]# kcarectl --uname 2.6.32-954.3.5.lve1.4.80.el6 Server 2: [~]# kcarectl --uname 2.6.32-954.3.5.lve1.4.80.el6 So yes, even though I intend to submit a ticket on the helpdesk, I'm hoping to try to narrow-down a little more here so that I can avoid creating a ticket that causes any confusion. Do you think I should submit one ticket regarding my question as to why libcare is not installed (and if I need it) on Server 1 and also include in that ticket the differences from Server 2 on it that I pointed out (regarding the "Loaded plugins" line and "kpatch-for") , or do you think I should create two separate tickets? Thanks again for your reply and advice, I really appreciate it.
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  • Alexandre Parubochyi
    Hi,

    Notice that Server 2 has a 78 in the "kpatch-for" line, but Server 1 has 80?

    This is because they've booted with a different kernel version, the first one with ...lve1.4.78 and the second one with ...lve1.4.80

    And yet both servers show an identical result for kcarectl --uname

    This is because both are patched to the same level.

    Libcare is not required unless you are running KernelCare+ (as opposed to KernelCare)
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