[CentOS] How to get 4.3 updates without 4.4 upgrade

Lance Davis lance at centos.org
Mon Sep 4 15:17:05 UTC 2006

> --- Lance Davis <lance at uklinux.net> wrote:
>> Or if you want to update everything but stay on 4.3 then you could
>> exclude centos-release in yum config ... but it is probably
>> not to be recommended
> Uh, naive question to the master: why is it any difference at all (if any)
> with the "old" centos-release?
> Isn't "yum update" (even with 'centos-release' excluded!) supposed to bring
> the *latest* versions of each and every package, no matter it still believes
> it's on CentOS 4.3?!
> The repos are the same "4" (not "4.3", not "4.4"), so what's the big deal
> about the actual version of CentOS?!
> Or maybe the actual problem will be some broken dependencies!?
> I'm stunned.

The difference is that the machine will think it has 4.3 :)

Notice I said - 'update everything but stay on 4.3' :)


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