[CentOS] Package updates for 5.4?

Thu Jan 27 02:01:55 UTC 2011
Spiro Harvey <spiro at knossos.net.nz>

On Wed, 26 Jan 2011 17:51:51 -0800
Mitch Patenaude <mitch at rapleaf.com> wrote:

> without having to change versions.  Upgrading to 5.6 would likely
> involve upgrading several core packages (mysql, ruby, python, bind,
> even glibc and the kernel). Is this a pipe dream?

Shouldn't be. I never think of point releases as separate versions and
always upgrade (after installing on a test box to see everything still
works as expected :) ).

CentOS/upstream provider ensure that software in point releases are the
same major versions.

The point releases *are* the security updates.

Sometimes upgraded packages are made available, as in the case of php,
but the new version has a different package name. ie; the php package
is 5.1, but the updated release's package name was php53 (or php52) and
I think was only available through the Extras repo.

Spiro Harvey                           Knossos Networks Ltd
(04) 460-2531 : (021) 295-1923          www.knossos.net.nz
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