[CentOS] Lots of Centos 5.2 updates already

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Thu Jun 26 12:33:37 UTC 2008

Ralph Angenendt wrote:
> Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>>> updates/ gets emptied out on a new point release and then is rebased on
>>>> the os/ tree for the new release.
>>> Right ... BUT, base + updates are all the latest RPMS in the release,  
>>> so no one should think that is a problem.
>> So how can you do an install based on all the latest?
> Install from the current tree (5.2) and do a yum update after that.
I know that.  I do/done that.  But it just seems backwards to go through 
all the steps of an install, followed by a 300Mb upgrade (where,for 
example, OpenOffice was installed).  At least now I do have the local 
repo, so I am not killing my WAN anymore.

I know I can go through the steps for a minimal install then try and add 
everything later.  Command line yum is hard to use for this.  Yumex is 
not much better for the initial adding of packages.  The Gnome Software 
Updater is almost as reasonable to work with as the one in the installer.

Well for today I have at least 2 systems to install.  I have to build my 
new Scalix server that the lvm create failed yesterday.  I also want to 
try a direct install on a DecTOP (that failed with 5.1, I had to put the 
drive in another system for the install, then move it and 
system-config-display to change the video)....

I also have a kernel panic on an existing DecTOP that I upgraded 
yesterday.  I am going to see what a new install will do.

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