[CentOS] Re: how to upgrade Centos 5 correctly?

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Thu Jun 7 16:02:51 UTC 2007

Robinson Tiemuqinke spake the following on 6/6/2007 5:37 PM:
> Hi,
>  I've just turned from Fedora Core to Centos 5, And
> would like to know the 'official' way/mechanism to
> upgrade a bunch of Centos 5 machines.
>  My basic situation is: hundred of machines will be
> installed with Centos 5.0 by means of kickstart. and
> then the machines will always uses Centos 5.0
> kickstart images for initial installation, not Centos
> 5.1, Centos 5.2, etc. 
>  So my questions are: 
> 1, If the above possible? Since I take lot effort to
> have hacked Centos 5.0 images to make it work for my
> mixed environment, and I don't like to do the same
> work every three months.
> 2, Based on Centos 5.0 initial installation, can I
> upgrade the Centos 5.0 machines to Centos 5.1 level,
> 5.2 level, and so on, by means of continuous online
> upgrade but not reinstallation, right?
> 3, For continuous online upgrade, which repositories
> should I download and keep updated daily? If the
> extras/ and updates/ are enough? Or I have to download
> addons/ centosplus/ fasttrack/ as well, or even isoes/
> and os/?
> 4, I've changed file /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo
> to use only os/ and updates/ repositories. and when it
> is needed, I manually pull packages from other Centos
> 5 repositories. Is this the 'official' way? or not? I
> mean, should I better include repositories like
> 'centosplus/'?
> Thanks a lot, sorry for too many questions as I am a
> newbie to Centos.
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