[CentOS] How to get 4.3 updates without 4.4 upgrade

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Mon Sep 4 17:27:44 UTC 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.
> this is how RH releases patches (and thus how CentOS releases patches):
> 1) a new point release comes out (e.g. 4.3)
> 2) as time passes, updated packages are created and classified into 
> three categories:
>   a) security or critical fixes
>   b) noncritical fixes
>   c) feature enhancements
> 3) security and critical fixes are pushed out to the update channels 
> as soon as they are available
> 4) noncritical fixes and feature enhancements are not pushed out until 
> it's time for a new point release (e.g. 4.4)
> 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?
Some way to change piecemeal to increase the likelyhood of a working 
system.  If this system gets hosed for partial updates, I am hosed....
> 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. 
But then you have to know what to update...

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