[CentOS] New administrator and upgrading systems

Alan McKay alan.mckay at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 16:19:06 UTC 2009

OK, I've never done an upgrade before either, so I go to this URL :

> http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS5.4/#head-29511ff6659f6463d444feb92326ed2232fc8c08

And I execute these commands

yum clean all
yum update glibc\*
yum update yum\* rpm\* python\*
yum clean all
yum update
shutdown -r now

And I come back up and :
[amckay at alan ~]$ cat /etc/redhat-release
CentOS release 5.3 (Final)

Of course, the URL does not say anything about those being the
commands required to get to 5.4 from a previous release.

I've never done this before, obviously ...

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