[CentOS] Nightly yum update did an "upgrade"

vandaman2002-rt at yahoo.co.uk vandaman2002-rt at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Oct 2 11:21:36 UTC 2008

Griesbach, Lutz wrote:

> Hy there,
> i have a centos (4.?) Box  with nightly yum update enabled.
> Last night, it did an upgrade to 4.7 leading to several
> problem i.e. not respawning the dhcrelay, which is needed on
> this box.
> Can I control the update policy not to upgrade to new
> releases in the nightly updates? I would like do to nightly
> updates, but make release upgrades manual (I get a new
> kernel, so I have to reboot anyway).
> Is that possible? 

A few questions for you.

1. Nightly updates are not enabled by default. Why did you turn it on
when your box has issues?
2. Aren't prudent admins supposed to test updates before applying them
to production boxes?


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