Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Wed Apr 29 03:08:54 IST 2009

On Wed, 2009-04-29 at 00:13 +0100, Julian Field wrote:
> Yes, agreed. The difference between RedHat and CentOS here is that when 
> you "yum update" a RedHat 5.2 box you don't end up with a RedHat 5.3 
> box, you end up with a fully patched RedHat 5.2 box. I'm used to using 
> RedHat and not CentOS, and didn't appreciate there was this difference 
> in how they handle "yum update" instructions.
> My bad.
maybe I'm not understanding you but CentOS is like RHEL which does
indeed update /etc/redhat-release with each yum update if a new one is
available and if you had RHELv5.2 and did 'yum update' - it would end up
being RHELv5.3 and for all purposes, the same as if you had just
installed RHELv5.3 clean.


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