[CentOS] I see 5.3 ISO images on the mirrors

Mike A. Harris mharris at mharris.ca
Wed Apr 1 10:31:14 UTC 2009


Michael A. Peters wrote:
> Sorin Srbu wrote:
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf
>>> Of Gilbert Sebenste
>>> Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 7:44 PM
>>> To: CentOS mailing list
>>> Subject: Re: [CentOS] I see 5.3 ISO images on the mirrors
>>>
>>> On Tue, 31 Mar 2009, Florin Andrei wrote:
>>>
>>>> On one mirror that I tried, at least.
>>>>
>>>> So, is it live yet? :-)
>>> Almost. Another several more hours before they all sync, and then we're
>>> good to go.
>> Really?? Excellent, you rock guys!
>>
>>
>>> BTW, how does this work? If I want to go from 5.2 to 5.3, can I just
>>> type "yum upgrade"? If so, what /etc/yum.repos.d entry has to be active
>>> for that?
>> Minor version upgrades (eg 5.2 > 5.3): yum update
> 
> Not sure it matters but I usually do
> 
> yum update yum rpm
> yum clean all
> yum update
> 
> I heard elsewhere that there can be problems if you do not update glibc 
> before updating the rest of the OS. I heard that after two of my boxes 
> were already updated the above way and they didn't experience any 
> issues, so maybe it was bogus, but it certainly can't hurt to do
> 
> yum update glibc
> 
> first.
> 
> remote server, be sure to do it inside of screen.

I did the update by "yum -y update" and for whatever reasons did not run 
into any issues with glibc.  I just read about the problem for the first 
time in this thread.  Looks like it hits some people and not others 
perhaps.  I haven't noticed any issues so far at least.




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