[CentOS] CentOS 6.3 packages updates options without upgrading.

Tue Nov 8 06:04:30 UTC 2016
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 11/7/2016 9:43 PM, Frank Cox wrote:
> Upgrading "selected packages only" will leave you with something that's neither fish or fowl, and it won't meet your requirements as stated either.

more specifically, it will be a completely untested configuration.     
considering that any single package can be updated 100s of times in the 
lifetime of a major release (rhel/centos 6 for example), and there's 
1000s of packages, thats an exponential number of combinations, it would 
be insane for the distribution to test every possible combination of 
packages across multiple incremental updates.

john r pierce, recycling bits in santa cruz