Updating CentOS 5.4

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by caseyc2, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. caseyc2

    caseyc2 New Member

    I gave up on my existing installation and created a whole new one. One question I have is will I have a problem doing yum update on the individual CentOS 5.4 installations with just the command "yum update", or do I need to exclude the rpmforge repository or any special way of updating the os?

    On the mail servers since postfix was installed by compiling, do I need to exclude postfix from yum update, and if so how do I go about updating postfix?

    Cent OS 5.4 x64


    Last edited: Apr 29, 2010
  2. charlesrg

    charlesrg New Member

    If you compiled any package by hand you should have removed the RPM first.
    And again, everything that you compile by hand means that you assumed the responsibility of updating it by hand.

    That's why I always avoid compiling anything by hand because if it breaks I'm the only one to fix it. If you are using a distribution with a large community there is 1000's of people that share the responsibility of upgrading a package.
  3. mike_p

    mike_p Member

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