[CentOS] Moving the system from 5.3 to 5.4

Renato Botelho rbgarga at gmail.com
Tue Jan 19 19:52:54 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 5:49 PM, Bowie Bailey <Bowie_Bailey at buc.com> wrote:
> Renato Botelho wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I built a system based on centos 5.3, now i'm planing to move to 5.4.
>> To do it I rebuilt all rpms making some changes.
>> When I use a common centos 5.3, it automatically detects that 5.4
>> is available and move update for it when i run yum update. How
>> does this work? How the system detects new version and update
>> for it?
>> I thought centos-release rpm just update repo for it, but I saw this
>> is not the case.
>> Could someone gimme some light?
> 5.3 + updates = 5.4
> There are usually no major problems in upgrading between point releases,
> but it is always a good idea to read the release notes.
> http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS5.4

My question is not *how* to update, but how the rpm detects a
new version is available and automatically update to rpms from
5.4 version.

Renato Botelho

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