[CentOS] How to get 4.3 updates without 4.4 upgrade

John Summerfield debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Mon Sep 4 23:38:01 UTC 2006

Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> 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....

Read the announcements, install those updates important to you. Usta do 
that in a former life.



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