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

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Fri Nov 30 04:15:41 UTC 2007

fred smith wrote:
> I'm coming in here kind of in the middle, but I find this discussion to
> be confusing... In the past I've always found that my centos/RHEL machines
> automagically updated themselves to the latest dot-release without me 
> having to do anything other than run yum/up2date.
> Are you saying here that a Centos 5 system WILL NOT automatically
> become 5.1 when the updates are pushed out? Or am I just totally
> confuzzled?

a CentOS-5.0 machine, when yum updated, without changes to the yum 
configs will update to 5.1 and 5.2 when its released etc and keep with 
the latest released updates.

What Robinson is trying to do, or seems to be wanting to do, is to just 
install 5.0 and *not* update his main base OS repo to the newer one, and 
stick with 5.0 only. in that case, he is going to need to jump through a 
few hoops to keep with the updates.

Normal uses ( and I'd say pretty much everyone ) do not need to worry 
about this, since they dont do this sort of a thing :D

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

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