[CentOS] CentOS 5.2 yum repos old rpm

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 01:20:48 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 6:16 PM, Justin <justin.bull at c3studios.ca> wrote:
> I've just got a new dedicated server from Hostik and they've installed
> CentOS 5.2 on the system (awesome!) and came pre-installed with PHP, MySQL,
> and Apache (among other things). I noticed that PHP version is 5.1.6, the
> MYSQL is 5.0.45, and Apache is 2.2.3

If you do some research, you will find that Hostik helped you, by
installing this great (IMHO) distribution on  your server. What you
will get from CentOS, among other things, are: security, stability, a
very long life and super support from many of the highly experienced
people on this mailing list.

> So my question is, how do I change my yum configuration to install the
> latest and greatest versions of rpms installed via yum?

As Scott wrote, you will rarely get the latest and greatest versions
on this or any other Enterprise distro. And, you probably should not
have them, on a server.

Welcome to CentOS and to Enterprise Linux and good luck with your new
dedicated box. Do some reading, on the CentOS Wiki and
Download the Manuals from the CentOS web site and you can begin
learning how to secure your server.

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