[CentOS] Centos 5.1 distro: How to upgrade 5.0 to 5.1 with yum??

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Thu Nov 29 17:23:56 UTC 2007

John R Pierce wrote:
> afaik, the updates directory contains the latest updates to all packages 
> that have been updated since the original .0 release.

Thats not true, the <rel>/updates/ dir will only contain updates 
released from the time that the <rel>/os/ was released. However, that is 
not an issue since yum does not consider repositories on their own, it 
merges all data into one set and then selects packages to update, 
therefore packages from the <rel>/os/ repository get included as well.

so, you really do want to stay with the /5/ release, in order to keep 
getting all the latest updates etc. and not use ( as you pointed out 
already ) the 5.1/ or 5.0/ directories.

- KB
Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/  : 2522219 at icq

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