[CentOS] Centos 6.3 - which repos to use?
nmilas at noa.gr
Sun Jan 27 16:56:53 UTC 2013
On 27/1/2013 5:11 μμ, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> So upgrading one package can cause a domino effect that means you have
> either broken a bunch of packages or you have to rebuild a bunch of
That is why you should *only* upgrade what is VITAL for your
application(s), and in a carefully planned manner, as Johnny explains.
Building on the example I gave earlier, OpenLDAP Server, which IS
important to be current in production due to critical bug (not only
security) fixes, can be safely upgraded using LTB project RPMs
(http://ltb-project.org/wiki/) which allows a current version WITHOUT
affecting the rest of the system (by using alternate paths to install
libs, executables etc.).
Any other Servers in need for a current version can be safely upgraded
through a careful approach to make sure they don't break other things.
So, get to know your OS, your apps, your (S)RPMs; then plan, test on a
non-production system, then plan deployment in production. For example,
we *only* upgrade other critical apps like Postfix, Dovecot etc. when
running as enterprise servers. There is no other option here; for
example, Postfix as available in RHEL/CentOS 5, is no more supported by
the Postfix developer. We have to build our own RPMs based on our
We enjoy the stability of CentOS because it allows us to only upgrade
what is vital. We don't care about Gnome and other modernization(s). Our
CentOS 5 enterprise servers do not even have Gnome installed.
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