[CentOS] Update question

Ron Loftin reloftin at twcny.rr.com
Wed Oct 14 20:01:05 UTC 2009


On Wed, 2009-10-14 at 19:51 +0100, Benjamin Donnachie wrote:
> 2009/10/14 Ron Loftin <reloftin at twcny.rr.com>:
> > I have some customer machines that have not been updated for some time,
> > and are still on CentOS 5.2.
> 
> Do you *need* to upgrade?  If the machines are running anything
> critical, I would be tempted to leave them with 5.2.
> 

That is a valid question.  As these systems are Internet-facing boxes
providing firewall/VPN/DNS services, I do need to keep them as current
as customer management will allow for bug fixes and security patches.
Everything on them is either from the CentOS repos or one of the more
reliable 3rd-party repos such as RPMforge, so I'm hoping for a
manageable amount of issues here.

And yes, I DO test in a non-production environment before I deploy.  I
have lost my taste for tossing stuff into production without checking it
out in advance.  I'm a firm believer in the old Reagan-era philosophy of
"Trust, but verify". ;>

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