[CentOS] How long between RH updates & CentOS updates?

John Newbigin jnewbigin at ict.swin.edu.au
Thu Oct 6 23:53:32 UTC 2005

There are 3 types of updates which come out of RedHat.  Security, Bugfix 
and Enhancements.

Security fixes are important and are normally released first, for the 
current 'Update' of centos (even if technically they belong to the next 

Bugfixes and Enhancements normally only come out in the RedHat Updates 
and CentOS normally releases them in the next CentOS Update.  Sometimes 
a bugfix will come out at other times and will probably be released into 
the current update.


Shaun T. Erickson wrote:

> Thanks. I didn't realize it was a quarterly release. The mail from RH 
> looked like it was simply releasing a bunch of fixes. When CentOS is 
> ready, will I simply be able to do a 'yum upgrade' to pick up everything 
> I need to move to the new release?
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John Newbigin
Computer Systems Officer
Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies
Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia

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