[CentOS] New administrator and upgrading systems

Tony Molloy tony.molloy at ul.ie
Wed Oct 21 20:18:11 UTC 2009


On Wednesday 21 October 2009 16:31:13 Alan McKay wrote:
> > it will work when your mirror has 5.4
>
> ahhh, OK.   What if my mirror is the same box?   Will that work too?
> I cannot see any reason from here why it would not.
>
> I keep a local mirror on my desktop (the box in question) and am just
> bringing down 5.4 now, with rsync
>
> thanks,
> -Alan

When the rsync is finished check the contents of the centos/5 directory. There 
should be links there to the point release in use.

In my case although i've got the 5.4 rpms rsynced from my local mirroor the 
links in that directory still link to 5,3 

e.g.

[root at thomond centos]# cd 5
[root at thomond 5]# ls -al
total 44
drwxrwxr-x  2 1000 1000 4096 Apr  1  2009 .
drwxr-xr-x 11 1000 1000 4096 Sep 28 23:29 ..
lrwxrwxrwx  1 1000 1000   14 Oct 21 11:04 addons -> ../5.3/addons/

That means that the default Centos-Base.repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d will 
still use 5.3.

When 5.4 is finally released and all the mirrors have synced then the links 
will link to 5.4

Hope this helps,

Tony
-- 


Dept. of Comp. Sci.
University of Limerick.


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