[CentOS] How to get 4.3 updates without 4.4 upgrade

Lance Davis lance at centos.org
Mon Sep 4 15:13:45 UTC 2006

On Mon, 4 Sep 2006, Steve Huff wrote:

> On Sep 4, 2006, at 10:43 AM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>> Errmm 4.3 updates give 4.4 ???
>> Hey, I am seeing 195 updates available. That does NOT sound like a a few 
>> patches. More like a total replacement.

> what it sounds like you want is to stay at 4.3 but still receive... 
> something?  security updates?  updates that are magically guaranteed not to 
> break anything?
> i'm not sure there's a good way to accomplish that.  i'd recommend not 
> running `yum update` until other early adopters have figured out all the 
> various pitfalls and have documented workarounds.

This issue will be resolved upstream when following the release of 4.5 
they start to maintain point releases that have backported security 
updates - 4.5.1 4.5.2 etc - CentOS will follow suit ...

> -steve
> p.s. i recall an announcement a while back that there RH created additional 
> up2date channels that distribute noncritical fixes and feature enhancements 
> in real time rather than waiting until the point release, but i don't 
> remember how to access them.  anyone?

fasttrack repo (= upstream fastrack)


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