[CentOS] Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: CentOS 5.2 is here!

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Tue Jun 24 17:33:39 UTC 2008

Les Mikesell wrote:
> Johnny Hughes wrote:
>> CentOS-5 is the Release
>> CentOS-5.0, CentOS-5.1 and CentOS-5.2 are update sets of CentOS-5 ... 
>> and are still CentOS-5.  The .0, .1, and .2 are update sets and are 
>> really just a "frozen point in time" of CentOS-5.
>> Yum upgrades will always get you all the updates that are released for 
>> CentOS-5 ... and that will automatically update you to the latest 
>> CentOS-5 version.
>> If you are running CentOS-4 and you run yum ... you will be updated to 
>> CentOS-4.6 now and to CentOS-4.7 when it is released.  You will not be 
>> updated to CentOS-5.x from any version of CentOS-4.
>> Does this make sense?
> Is there a quick way to tell where any particular machine is in the 
> minor-rev level when the release file just says 5?
Yes ... cat /etc/redhat-release

In 5.2, it says "CentOS release 5.2 (Final)"

You can also do:

rpm -q centos-release

it says :

centos-release-5-0.0.el5.centos.2 == 5.0
centos-release-5-1.el5.centos == 5.1
centos-release-5-2.el5.centos == 5.2

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