[CentOS] New administrator and upgrading systems

Brian Kirkman bkirkman at qwest.net
Wed Oct 21 13:35:51 UTC 2009

Jonathan Moore wrote:
> Hi there folks.  I've been watching the never ending "CentOS 5.4 OMG
> WHEN?" threads for the last few days / weeks and had a question.  I'm
> pretty new to anything rpm based.  I used Red Hat 9 back in college,
> but that's about it.  Currently, I do have a few Cent OS servers and
> we're slowly migrating from Debian to CentOS for various reasons.
> Since 5.3 - 5.4 is going to be my first major upgrade, I had a simple
> question.  WHEN it's actually released, and things are going normal,
> should I just continue doing "yum upgrade" as always and will
> eventually be on 5.4?
> I seem to recall something with Fedora where you had to install some
> kind of release package, etc (again.. this was back in 2003 - 2004
> time) and was just curious.  Simple google searches tell me "yes!
> just yum upgrade" but I wanted input from you guys, if you don't mind.
> Thanks,
> Jonathan
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I was just looking on the CentOS 5.4 wiki, which is still flagged as 
DRAFT, and it gives a few steps to go through for an upgrade.  Check it 
out here.



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