[K12OSN] Heads up: CentOS 5.1 released
rowens at bio-chemvalve.com
Tue Dec 4 14:40:23 UTC 2007
Les Mikesell wrote:
> 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:
>> 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
Is there any good reason to update the kernel if everything is working
fine for me right now? I've got 160 days of uptime since I plugged my
server into a new UPS, and I'd like to see how far I can take it... But
that's just for bragging rights, so if there's a good reason to use the
new kernel, someone let me know and I'll upgrade it.
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