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

John jses27 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 30 17:59:21 UTC 2008


> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Kenneth Burgener
> Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2008 11:52 AM
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Installing CentOS security updates to 
> RHEL machines?(RHN subscription expired)
> 
> 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.

And to add to that it will break your Contract with SAP!!!

JohnStanley



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