Just doing "yum update" on two machines (and only two), both centos 5.10, one of them updated something like 22 packages, the other just 4. Packages which were updated on the first, but didn't get updated on the second machine include: gcc, httpd, kernel-2.6.18-398.el5, and probably a couple more. Trying the update on the second machine again (a few times), it always ends, "No Packages marked for Update". So now the first has: gcc-4.1.2-55.el5 httpd-2.2.3-91.el5.centos kernel-2.6.18-371.12.1.el5.centos.plus while the second has: gcc-4.1.2-54.el5 httpd-2.2.3-87.el5.centos kernel-2.6.18-371.11.1.el5 WTH???