[K12OSN] Heads up: CentOS 5.1 released

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Mon Dec 3 16:05:06 UTC 2007

Eric Harrison wrote:
> If you run "yum update" on a CentOS 5.0/K12LTSP EL5 box, you'll be in
> for quite a download.
> You can read up on the changes here:
>     http://wiki.centos.org/Manuals/ReleaseNotes/CentOS5.1/
> I'll get to work on building ISOs for those who do a fresh install &
> don't want to have to download that many packages afterwards ;-)

If you like to baby-sit the update process but don't want to wait while 
the download completes you can:

yum -y install yum-downloadonly
    This installs a yum plugin to permit:
yum -y --downloadonly update
    This downloads the needed new RPM packages but doesn't install them.
    You can repeat this if there are problems downloading.

    Then when you are ready for the actual update:
yum -y update
    This part runs fairly quickly with all the packages already 
available  - and you'll need a reboot when it finishes to load the new 

   Les Mikesell
    les at futuresource.com

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