[CentOS-devel] Updates from today

Dee Holtsclaw dee at pcds.biz
Fri Mar 11 13:18:07 EST 2011


On Friday 11 March 2011 12:52, Lamar Owen wrote:
> 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).

The procedure I usually follow:

yum upgrade glibc\*
yum upgrade yum\* rpm\* python\*
yum clean metadata
yum upgrade


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