Originally Posted by stuart_cherrington
When you run a Yum update, you get all the patches available for the current OS to make it the latest OS. The difference between 5.1 and 5.2 is only patches, nothing much else.
If you want to make the host look like its only 5.1, then don't upgrade the kernel which will make it 5.2.
Why do you not want to run 5.2? I've been running it for months, no issues.
1) How can I cause yum update to update all except for the kernel?
2) We prefer not to upgrade from 5.1 to 5.2 because our costumers(which use RH5.1) want to stay in RH 5.1 but still get the latest patches for that version only.
NOTE : I thing it's a psychological issue for the costumers,the movment from RH 5.1 to 5.2.
they may thing that they get diffrent RH version.