LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 10-30-2015, 04:42 AM   #1
AdultFoundry
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2015
Posts: 245

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Do you run yum update / upgrade regularly or not?


I added yum, but this can be related to any Linux system. I am personally working on CentOS7 now.

"For the most part, it's best to upgrade incrementally; that is, upgrade only those parts of the system that need upgrading, and then only when you think an upgrade is necessary. For example, if you never use Emacs, there is little reason to continuously install every new release of Emacs on your system. Furthermore, even if you are an avid Emacs user, there is usually no reason to upgrade it unless you find that a missing feature is in the next release. There is little or no reason to always be on top of the newest version of software."

So just dont run something like yum update && upgrade every now and then? I read to do it on some other website:

http://www.tecmint.com/things-to-do-...stallation/#C4
 
Old 10-30-2015, 05:08 AM   #2
chrism01
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Sydney
Distribution: Centos 6.8, Centos 5.10
Posts: 17,240

Rep: Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324Reputation: 2324
I don't know where you got the first quote from, but although its theoretically true, the point is that unless you know all the pkgs inside out and what their dependencies are, you're better off updating everything.

The main difference is that at home you can probably just got for it, at work you need to test the updates with your customisations and app code to be absolutely sure it won't break anything.

Note that if you stick to the official repos, the updates should be fine for that code/data (but it hasn't been tested against your own stuff).
Testing takes time, so you'd likely only do it on a regular basis eg quarterly.
NB: security updates may need accelerated processing.

HTH
 
Old 10-30-2015, 05:15 AM   #3
syg00
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Australia
Distribution: Lots ...
Posts: 14,838

Rep: Reputation: 1822Reputation: 1822Reputation: 1822Reputation: 1822Reputation: 1822Reputation: 1822Reputation: 1822Reputation: 1822Reputation: 1822Reputation: 1822Reputation: 1822
I run Fedora with rawhide kernels - I'm always updating ....

Do the same on CentOS - probably just habit.
 
Old 10-30-2015, 09:11 AM   #4
//////
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Land of Linux :: Finland
Distribution: tri boot :: Fedora 22 && 23 && Rawhide == Testing Systemd
Posts: 222

Rep: Reputation: 50
i do it almost daily.
 
Old 10-30-2015, 12:40 PM   #5
RockDoctor
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Minnesota, US
Distribution: Fedora, Linux Mint, Ubuntu
Posts: 1,504

Rep: Reputation: 325Reputation: 325Reputation: 325Reputation: 325
I update my systems regularly. Most of the time, I'm running either Fedora Rawhide or Ubuntu Development. If something breaks, I revert to the last working version. It's been a long time since updating a stable release has broken anything.
 
Old 10-30-2015, 03:55 PM   #6
John VV
LQ Muse
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: A2 area Mi.
Posts: 16,818

Rep: Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408Reputation: 2408
CentOS is very different than Fedora "rawhide" rawhide is the Next development
right now that is the PRE alpha of Fedora 24
that will have a TON of changes every DAY - if not a few times a day

there is a handy auto installed and auto turned on tool called "apper"

a notice will pop up on loging in if there are updates to install
and LIKE win7 and XP you can have it auto install or not

Now this is just MY!!! preferences so...
i find Apper rather annoying

not as FING annoying as Win7 !!!
but a bit annoying.


every few days i run zypper and update my opensuse13.2 install
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ghost and apt-get/yum update/upgrade sumncguy Linux - Server 2 03-01-2015 05:07 PM
Issue with yum update while doing Redhat upgrade from 5.2 to 5.6 vinayagam Linux - Server 1 08-18-2011 07:49 AM
Regularly updating yum - automatic grant-skywalker Linux - Newbie 1 10-02-2007 09:58 AM
How does yum (or rpm or other pm) update/upgrade in use packages engineman Linux - Software 2 09-26-2007 01:06 PM
Yum upgrade/update question stefaandk Linux - Newbie 1 06-23-2005 01:04 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:51 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration