[CentOS] release/update question

Renato de Oliveira Diogo renato.diogo at gmail.com
Tue Jun 2 12:17:27 UTC 2009


The major release of CentOS/RHEL is from 5.x -> 6.x.
The 5.0 -> 5.1 -> 5.2 ... is a update security, and all shared the
same repository, and the line of version the packages is to update.
In some package case is major update because of security update, eg.
firefox 1.5 to 3.0. Mozilla a long time that not mantaing 1.5...

Renato de Oliveira Diogo

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On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 08:56, Matthias Leopold <matthias at aic.at> wrote:
> hi,
> since i don't use centos very heavily i'm not too familiar with the
> centos/rhel release/update process (and i didn't do much research on this):
> is it normal behavior that through the use of "yum update" systems are
> forced to follow the point releases of a major release (5.0 -> 5.1 ->
> 5.2, etc)? is there a way and would it make sense to stay within one
> particular release and receive only security updates? or is this
> question pointless because point releases _are_ only security updates?
> thx for teaching a debian user
> matthias
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