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Re: [tlug] Long-term Stability Distros (was: Flash and Firexfox 2)

On Fri, Apr 03, 2009 at 04:59:34AM +0900, Frank Lee wrote:
> ----- "Clemens Schwaighofer" <> wrote:
> > From: "Clemens Schwaighofer" <>
> > To: "Tokyo Linux Users Group" <>
> > Sent: Wednesday, April 1, 2009 2:37:19 PM GMT +09:00 Japan
> > Subject: Re: [tlug] Long-term Stability Distros (was: Flash and Firexfox 2)

> > I do have them in redhat. All the time. With everything. Everytime I
> > want/have to upgrade some minor package it is a walk through fire ...
> I've been using CentOS 5.1 through 5.2 (now 5.3) (CentOS is Redhat without the trademarks) for the past year.
> What I've done to keep the base system and packages updated was:
> 1. For the base system: Use "yum install <package>" and never, never use "rpm -ivh <package>". So running "yum update" and "yum upgrade" has the same effect as "apt-get update" and "apt-get upgrade".
> 2. For other packages: Add the Dag Wieers repository (something like /etc/yum.repos.d/Dag.repo). Then run the 2 commands:
> yum --enablerepo=Dag update
> yum --enablerepo=Dag upgrade
Yup, you might also mention the priorities plugin, which is documented
on the CentOS wiki.

Very important as soon as you stray from the standard repos.

Scott Robbins
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