[CentOS] Lots of Centos 5.2 updates already

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Wed Jun 25 20:57:06 UTC 2008

Tim Verhoeven wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 10:38 PM, Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com> wrote:
>> I just completed my first 5.2 install.  For 'completeness' I 'tested out'
>> yum update.
>> Guess what?  For this minimum install, there were 43Mb of updates to
>> download.
>> So I went over to my local repo server and setup a /centos/5.2/updates
>> directory and started the rsync to get all the updates:
>> 155 files taking up 943Mb.  Already.  Wow!  Perhaps something to do with the
>> initial build problem?  But anyone that does an install from the CDs/DVD and
>> includes OpenOffice, then turns around and updates, is in for a scary
>> supprise.  Yet another reason for the local repos....
> This is actually perfectly normal. If you install C5.2 from the
> install media you will get what upstream released a month ago. 
Is there some other way to do an install? I build my local repo from the 
install media as I learned from the wiki.
> Between
> then and now they released different updates. These are not but on the
> install media but end up in the updates repository to make sure the
> our and upstreams install media are as identical as possible.
> And no, the updates repo only contains updates for the running minor
> release. So currently it contains updates for 5.2.
> Regards,
> Tim

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