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Old 04-18-2013, 06:20 PM   #1
techux
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Question about yum update


Hi guys.

some few weeks ago I installed red hat 5.8 beta for some testings, then run yum update and it update the system to 5.9..

the problem is, the application that will be running require RHEL 5.8..NOT 5.9....how can I kind of disable yum update.. the developers will be have root access to the system... or anyway how can I disable yum update or up2date to download the new packages and upgrade to 5.9?

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Old 04-18-2013, 06:41 PM   #2
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You said you ran "yum update" right? I don't think it is enabled by default so just don't run it!

Question: you said that your app has to work under 5.8 but why? My understanding is that 5.8 is not supported anymore while 5.9 is. If you are paying for Red Hat support you might as well use a supported version
 
Old 04-18-2013, 08:19 PM   #3
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1. why use a beta; makes no sense.
2. its very unlikely anything working on 5.8 will not work on 5.9; its just minor updates/bugfixes.
Unlike going to the latest major version 6.x series.
When someone says their SW will 'only' run on eg 5.8, what they usually mean is 5.8 minimum.
Just try it on 5.9.

If you are using RHEL, just disable the rhnsd daemon via chkconfig cmd http://linux.die.net/man/8/chkconfig.

You can then manually control whether or not to check for/upload updates.
I'd recommend keeping it up to date for bugfixes and also security(!) reasons.
 
  


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