[CentOS] openssh-5.3p1-123.el6_9.x86_64.rpm for CESA-2017:2563 not available in mirror.centos.org centos6 repo

Sun Oct 22 02:15:23 UTC 2017
Peter <peter at pajamian.dhs.org>

On 22/10/17 04:41, Dustin McNabb wrote:
> as Johnny pointed out

All that Johnny pointed out was that 6 is a link to 6.9 and should
therefore have the same content.  He never said anything about os having
the latest release of the package, he simply said that 6 should (and it
does, in updates).

> this package was
> released August 31st and should be in the os repo by now,

6.9 (which 6 links to) was released by Red Hat in March and no further
updates are made to os after that.  All updated packages after the
release date go in updates.

> and it’s
> not. Also, I was wrong since it’s missing from both the 6.9 and 6 os
> repo. I just checked again from a browser that has never been to this
> url so there’s no chance of something being cached and still I see
> the 122 package at
> http://mirror.centos.org/centos-6/6/os/x86_64/Packages/. Ultimately,
> you helped me solve my problem, but the package is not in os
> directory yet like Johnny said it normally would be.
You are mistaken both about what Johnny said and what the os and updates
repos are for.  The os repo contains those packages that were released
at the time of a point release.  In the case of 6.9 the release date by
Red Hat was 2017-03-21 and the packages in os are generally current as
of that date.  Updates contains updated packages that have been released
since the most recent point release.  By default and generally yum will
be configured for both repos, and so any update or install will pull the
most recent package from either os or updates.  In the case where there
was not any updated package since the point release the most recent
package will be in os, otherwise it will be in updates.