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sybase ESD and EBF

7 posts in General Discussion Last posting was on 2012-01-24 16:42:48.0Z
tom-tom Posted on 2012-01-19 02:37:46.0Z
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Hi,

What is the difference between EBF and ESD? If I want to
download a patch/fix, should I look for ESD or EBF? Thanks


Rob V Posted on 2012-01-19 08:53:16.0Z
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On 19-Jan-2012 03:37, tom-tom wrote:
> Hi,
>
> What is the difference between EBF and ESD? If I want to
> download a patch/fix, should I look for ESD or EBF? Thanks

It's the same. EBF is the old name, ESD the name used these days.

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"Mark A. Parsons" <iron_horse Posted on 2012-01-19 14:24:36.0Z
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ESD typically indicates a minor release version of the software and does not take target OS into consideration. For
example, ASE 15.5 ESD #1 exists for solaris/sparc, solaris/x86, windows, aix, hp/ux, etc, etc, etc.

EBF can be thought of as a version control number for individual product files. So for the previous example of ASE 15.5
ESD #1 we may find that the solaris/sparc download file has an EBF=500, solaris/x86 has an EBF=501, windows has an
EBF=502, aix has an EBF=503, hp/ux has an EBF=504, etc, etc, etc; assuming Sybase doesn't re-use EBF #'s you should be
able to use an EBF # to figure out the ASE release and the target OS.

On 01/18/2012 19:37, tom-tom wrote:
> Hi,
>
> What is the difference between EBF and ESD? If I want to
> download a patch/fix, should I look for ESD or EBF? Thanks


tom-tom Posted on 2012-01-24 00:50:39.0Z
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Hi

Thanks, so if my sybase ASE 12.5.4 in Solaris server
produces EBF 13381 in @@version. How would I know which ESD
am I in?

> ESD typically indicates a minor release version of the
> software and does not take target OS into consideration.
> For example, ASE 15.5 ESD #1 exists for solaris/sparc,
> solaris/x86, windows, aix, hp/ux, etc, etc, etc.
>
> EBF can be thought of as a version control number for
> individual product files. So for the previous example of
> ASE 15.5 ESD #1 we may find that the solaris/sparc
> download file has an EBF=500, solaris/x86 has an EBF=501,
> windows has an EBF=502, aix has an EBF=503, hp/ux has an
> EBF=504, etc, etc, etc; assuming Sybase doesn't re-use EBF
> #'s you should be able to use an EBF # to figure out the
> ASE release and the target OS.
>
> On 01/18/2012 19:37, tom-tom wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > What is the difference between EBF and ESD? If I want to
> > download a patch/fix, should I look for ESD or EBF?
> Thanks


"Mark A. Parsons" <iron_horse Posted on 2012-01-24 01:25:54.0Z
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If the ESD # isn't in the @@version string (Sybase hasn't been consistent over time with the format/content of the
@@version string) then you could try:

- go to the ASE EBF download page
- set the dropdown filter (at top of page) to 'in all months' and hit 'Go'
- once the page finishes loading do a search (eg, ^F in Firefox) for your EBF number

And of course when I follow the above steps I find that there's a whole series of EBFs missing (13381-13397) ... *shoot*
[That's the first time I've had that happen to me ... ]

Another option, if you still have the installation software, is to look through the README.[html|txt] file; you might
find the ESD # mentioned in the first page of text.

Last idea ... contact Sybase tech support to see if they can get you the ESD #.

On 01/23/2012 17:50, tom-tom wrote:
> Hi
>
> Thanks, so if my sybase ASE 12.5.4 in Solaris server
> produces EBF 13381 in @@version. How would I know which ESD
> am I in?
>
>> ESD typically indicates a minor release version of the
>> software and does not take target OS into consideration.
>> For example, ASE 15.5 ESD #1 exists for solaris/sparc,
>> solaris/x86, windows, aix, hp/ux, etc, etc, etc.
>>
>> EBF can be thought of as a version control number for
>> individual product files. So for the previous example of
>> ASE 15.5 ESD #1 we may find that the solaris/sparc
>> download file has an EBF=500, solaris/x86 has an EBF=501,
>> windows has an EBF=502, aix has an EBF=503, hp/ux has an
>> EBF=504, etc, etc, etc; assuming Sybase doesn't re-use EBF
>> #'s you should be able to use an EBF # to figure out the
>> ASE release and the target OS.
>>
>> On 01/18/2012 19:37, tom-tom wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> What is the difference between EBF and ESD? If I want to
>>> download a patch/fix, should I look for ESD or EBF?
>> Thanks


Bret Halford Posted on 2012-01-24 16:42:48.0Z
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The initial release of any major (12.5, 15.x) or minor (15.5, 15.7)
release is called the "GA" release and doesn't have an ESD number

EBF 13381 was the GA release of 12.5.4 on Solaris 64 bit, the
version string did not include "GA" though.
More recent versions do, and have started including the EBF number
as well.

The 15.0 GA:
Adaptive Server Enterprise/15.0/EBF 12784 GA/P/Sun_svr4/OS
5.8/ase150/2158/32-bit/FBO/Sat Aug 20 04:18:33 2005

The 15.7 GA:
Adaptive Server Enterprise/15.7.0/EBF 19465 SMP Drop#3B GA/B/Sun_svr4/OS
5.10/ase157/2807/64-bit/OPT/Wed Aug 31 00:48:40 2011

EBF numbers are not reused except that in some cases, the
64 bit downloads will include some 32-bit utilities that
have the 32-bit EBF number in their version strings. Both
EBF numbers will map to the same GA or ESD release, though.

-bret

On 1/23/2012 6:25 PM, Mark A. Parsons wrote:
> If the ESD # isn't in the @@version string (Sybase hasn't been
> consistent over time with the format/content of the @@version string)
> then you could try:
>
> - go to the ASE EBF download page
> - set the dropdown filter (at top of page) to 'in all months' and hit 'Go'
> - once the page finishes loading do a search (eg, ^F in Firefox) for
> your EBF number
>
> And of course when I follow the above steps I find that there's a whole
> series of EBFs missing (13381-13397) ... *shoot* [That's the first time
> I've had that happen to me ... ]
>
> Another option, if you still have the installation software, is to look
> through the README.[html|txt] file; you might find the ESD # mentioned
> in the first page of text.
>
> Last idea ... contact Sybase tech support to see if they can get you the
> ESD #.
>
>
> On 01/23/2012 17:50, tom-tom wrote:
>> Hi
>>
>> Thanks, so if my sybase ASE 12.5.4 in Solaris server
>> produces EBF 13381 in @@version. How would I know which ESD
>> am I in?
>>
>>> ESD typically indicates a minor release version of the
>>> software and does not take target OS into consideration.
>>> For example, ASE 15.5 ESD #1 exists for solaris/sparc,
>>> solaris/x86, windows, aix, hp/ux, etc, etc, etc.
>>>
>>> EBF can be thought of as a version control number for
>>> individual product files. So for the previous example of
>>> ASE 15.5 ESD #1 we may find that the solaris/sparc
>>> download file has an EBF=500, solaris/x86 has an EBF=501,
>>> windows has an EBF=502, aix has an EBF=503, hp/ux has an
>>> EBF=504, etc, etc, etc; assuming Sybase doesn't re-use EBF
>>> #'s you should be able to use an EBF # to figure out the
>>> ASE release and the target OS.
>>>
>>> On 01/18/2012 19:37, tom-tom wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> What is the difference between EBF and ESD? If I want to
>>>> download a patch/fix, should I look for ESD or EBF?
>>> Thanks


J Posted on 2012-01-24 16:36:54.0Z
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On 23 Jan 2012 16:50:39 -0800, tom-tom wrote:

13381 is the GA version (unpatched 12.5.4 64 bit version):
dataserver -v
Adaptive Server Enterprise/12.5.4/EBF 13381/P/Sun_svr4/OS
5.8/ase1254/2006/64-bit/FBO/Wed May 24 03:14:30 2006

Jay

>Hi
>
>Thanks, so if my sybase ASE 12.5.4 in Solaris server
>produces EBF 13381 in @@version. How would I know which ESD
>am I in?
>
>> ESD typically indicates a minor release version of the
>> software and does not take target OS into consideration.
>> For example, ASE 15.5 ESD #1 exists for solaris/sparc,
>> solaris/x86, windows, aix, hp/ux, etc, etc, etc.
>>
>> EBF can be thought of as a version control number for
>> individual product files. So for the previous example of
>> ASE 15.5 ESD #1 we may find that the solaris/sparc
>> download file has an EBF=500, solaris/x86 has an EBF=501,
>> windows has an EBF=502, aix has an EBF=503, hp/ux has an
>> EBF=504, etc, etc, etc; assuming Sybase doesn't re-use EBF
>> #'s you should be able to use an EBF # to figure out the
>> ASE release and the target OS.
>>
>> On 01/18/2012 19:37, tom-tom wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > What is the difference between EBF and ESD? If I want to
>> > download a patch/fix, should I look for ESD or EBF?
>> Thanks