[CentOS-devel] Updates from today
lowen at pari.edu
Fri Mar 11 17:52:47 UTC 2011
On Mar 11, 2011, at 11:37 AM, David Hollis wrote:
> If you are already running CentOS 5.x, you should just be able to yum
> update and you'll be fully current. No need to even run it twice.
> That's assuming that post-5.6 updates are also dropped around the same
> time as the 5.6 main release.
If the rpm version has been bumped, and/or if yum has been updated,
it's sometimes a really good idea to 'yum upgrade rpm' and/or 'yum
upgrade yum' first, then do the others. I typically do that, but I
seem to remember getting burned by some upgrade of rpm years ago that
got that put on my 'do this when a significant update comes along'
list. It's right under the 'perform a clone/snapshot' line item
(since virtually all of my servers are, uh, virtualized (sorry,
couldn't resist), VMware snapshots are easy, pretty fast, and
wonderful when things break bad).
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