[CentOS] 4.1 being dropped from mirrors

Aleksandar Milivojevic alex at milivojevic.org
Wed Oct 19 21:20:38 UTC 2005

Quoting BRUCE STANLEY <bruce.stanley at prodigy.net>:

> I not real concerned with how the numbering of releases are done.
> This is what I am concerned with:
>   1). Don't see any need at this point to update from 4.1 to 4.2

You don't have to.  Disable automatic nightly updates and you are fine.

>   2)... down the road... say 4.3 comes out and there are updates
>       to a few packages I might need/want.
>   3). Can 4.1 be updated with these packages correctly or
>       will there be a problem with rpm dependency/compatibility issues?

Sure thing.  You can cherry-pick what you want to update.  Either run up2date
and manually select packages you want to update if you prefer GUI, or specify
what packages you want to update using yum on command line (for example "yum
update kernel gcc" to updated kernel and gcc packages only).  The RPM
dependencies will be checked, you'll be informed what additional packages will
be updated/installed in the process (to satisfy dependencies) and you'll be
prompted if you want to proceed or not.  If you are OK with the list of
dependencies, chose to continue with the process.  If you are not OK with
updating some of dependant packages, choose to stop and no changes will 
be made
to the system.  Simple as that.

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