[CentOS] Best way to hold at 5.3 release

Fri Jan 8 10:18:50 UTC 2010
Ralph Angenendt <ralph.angenendt at gmail.com>

On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 3:25 AM, Joseph L. Casale
<jcasale at activenetwerx.com> wrote:
> I need to do some testing with 5.3 as its suggested that 5.4 has
> "some bugs in the toolchain and libc".

Suggested by whom and where are the bug reports?

> That being the case, I can
> install with a url and repo line pointing to a mirror with 5.3 still
> but how does one properly make sure during subsequent uses of yum it
> doesn't attempt to use 5.4 rpms?

As long as 5.3 is on the mirrors, you can "just" change your Base.repo
file. But you won't get *any* security or other updates that way.

> What actually happens to the 5.3 repo so that `yum update` actually
> switches repo's when one is available?

$releasever is "5" and centos/5/ is a link to centos/5.4/ on the mirrors.