[CentOS] Installing CentOS security updates to RHEL machines? (RHN subscription expired)

Kenneth Burgener kenneth at mail1.ttak.org
Sun Nov 30 16:52:21 UTC 2008


Alexander Farber wrote:
> Has anybody have been in a similar situation and figured
> out a good way to make "yum update" on RHEL machines
> to work against CentOS repositories?
>   

The CentOS repositories are just a YUM repository.  Simply add the 
'.repo' file to your '/etc/yum.repos.d/' folder.  You will also need to 
change the '$releasever' to just '5' as rhel uses 'server5'.  I just 
tested this on a minimal install of RHEL 5.2.  Be warned that any 
updated versions of the RPMs will be overridden by the CentOS RPMs, 
which did include the kernel.  Yum is fairly flexible this way.  I am 
not sure how flexible the rhel update plugin will be if you eventually 
renew your subscription and try to go back, though.

Kenneth


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