[CentOS] point release security updates?

Christian Nygaard christiannygaard at gmail.com
Sun Mar 26 17:36:11 UTC 2006


Thanks Johnny and Maciej then I know.

Chris

On 3/26/06, Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com> wrote:
>
> On Sun, 2006-03-26 at 18:58 +0200, Christian Nygaard wrote:
> > I have a question regarding security updates for Centos 4.
> >
> > If you are currently running older point releases for example CentOS
> > 4.1 or 4.2, do you have to upgrade to CentOS 4.3 to be able to get the
> > latest security updates or can you simply stick to the old point
> > release?
> >
> > I notice that there is sendmail update in 4.3 but not in 4.2
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Chris
>
> Just like the upstream provider, there is only one set of updates.
>
> The 4.2 tree will be off all the mirrors soon, and /4/ is where you
> should be getting updates {not 4.2 or 4.3}.  (and all the repos for that
> matter).  That is how the default yum / up2date is setup.  If you look
> at the 4.0 or 4.1 tree at the readme file, all should be clear.  /4/
> currently pointing to the 4.3 tree for all arches except alpha and ppc.
>
> There is no update 1, update 2, or update 3 trees with the upstream
> provider only the latest updates ... you either install them all ... or
> individually download the ones you want.
>
> 4.2 will be in vault.centos.org ... however there will be no updates
> applied into that tree anymore.
>
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