> > > > Show us this "no way to update system properly" to get a clear big picture > that is allowing us to provide you with potentially better solutions. > Thanks really Leon very much w/ a very resourceful info. esp release notes helps across minor versions. So, this is for a friend of mine, and I have been told that they will not currently consider updating their userland from 6.3 to 6.8 but only selected few packages. The picture seems to be that their company runs a lot of apps on 6.3 userland and might have some specific dependencies, etc., but more importantly, this environment has been running in customers' environment for quite some time esp 1000s of customers, so updating system properly is not easily feasible for this scenario. However, they can hand pick packages seem fit for update that can be pushed out using their internal code fixes and updates for end users. SO, this seems to be the problem of trying to hand pick certain packages to be updated, if feasible w/o much adverse effects.