[CentOS-devel] Updates from today

Lamar Owen lowen at pari.edu
Fri Mar 11 12:52:47 EST 2011


On Mar 11, 2011, at 11:37 AM, David Hollis wrote:
> If you are already running CentOS 5.x, you should just be able to yum
> update and you'll be fully current.  No need to even run it twice.
> That's assuming that post-5.6 updates are also dropped around the same
> time as the 5.6 main release.

If the rpm version has been bumped, and/or if yum has been updated,  
it's sometimes a really good idea to 'yum upgrade rpm' and/or 'yum  
upgrade yum' first, then do the others.  I typically do that, but I  
seem to remember getting burned by some upgrade of rpm years ago that  
got that put on my 'do this when a significant update comes along'  
list.  It's right under the 'perform a clone/snapshot' line item  
(since virtually all of my servers are, uh, virtualized (sorry,  
couldn't resist), VMware snapshots are easy, pretty fast, and  
wonderful when things break bad).
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