[CentOS] Re: To upgrade or not

Ralph Angenendt ra+centos at br-online.de
Thu Jun 26 10:25:44 UTC 2008


Spiro Harvey, Knossos Networks Ltd wrote:
>> 5.1 is not a different distro than 5.2. If you update 5.1 it becomes  
>> 5.2. You don't go out and say "update to 5.2", you just yum update, and 
>> it becomes 5.2.
>> Think of it in Windows terms as Centos 5 sp1 (service pack 1) or Centos 
>> 5 sp2.
>> If you want to stay with 5.1 you no longer get updates.
>
> are you speaking as an official representative of CentOS?

No, but he is right. This discussion happens *every* time a point
release comes out, it is archived in the mailing list archives, it is in
the FAQs on http://wiki.centos.org/.

You *CANNOT* stay on 5.1 except if you never type "yum update" again.

Ralph
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