[CentOS] CentOS 6 updating policy

Fri Nov 4 16:57:08 UTC 2011
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 11/04/11 7:26 AM, Marko Vojinovic wrote:
>> What if I have been issuing yum update very day just to be sure there are
>> >  no packages with urgent security bugs ? I am having a very updated 6.1 or
>> >  an almost 6.2 ? Or are they the same thing?
> AFAIK, they would be the same thing. I wouldn't know of any major difference
> between a "very updated 6.1" and "almost 6.2".

when you run `yum update` just before 6.2 is released, you'll have a 
very updated 6.1.   when you run it after 6.2 is released, you'll have a 
6.2 plus any patches released since 6.2 was rolled up.

the 'numbered' releases just represent roll ups of patches that are 
bundled onto a new set of installation media.   6.1, 6.2, etc represent 
a snapshot.

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