[CentOS] is centos update safe

Sorin Srbu sorin.srbu at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 18:37:57 UTC 2008

Why don't you clone your machine, or use Vmware or something, and do an test 
before you do it with your production-machine? Asking this sort of question is, 
well, rather meaningless IMO. Your setup is unique considering what tweaks you 
might've done to it. YMMV as they say. What works for me, doesn't necessarily 
work for you, or vice versa.

Testing before use in sharp situations is always a good idea, although I've been 
pampered and spoiled by CentOS's stability on inplace-upgrades, like this last 
one. 8-}

-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of 
fabian dacunha
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 8:46 PM
To: centos at centos.org
Subject: [CentOS] is centos update safe

Dear All,

I am curently running a CENTOS server with the following setup

CentOS release 5 (Final)
Kernel 2.6.18-8.1.8.el5xen on an i686
apache httpd-2.2.3-11.el5_1.centos.3
MailScanner ver 4.66.5
ClamAV 0.92
SpamAssassin version 3.2.4
SquirrelMail ver 1.4.13

Now all this have been workin perfectly fine for a long time.

now if i do a yum upgrade i see the following

Install     29 Package(s)
Update     415 Package(s)
Remove       0 Package(s)

and the total download size is abt 579 M

i jus wanted to know if i could SAFELY apply the updates since its a live
server running our companys primary DNS and mail server

has any body done this b4

i know the Centos will be upgraded to 5.2

but has anybody applied these updates and its been workin fine after reboot
and also about the various software currently running on the server
apprecite your help and asvise



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