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Old 03-20-2012, 09:08 PM   #1
t0nypx
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yum update question


Hi,

I am running RHEL 5u5 version 2.6.18-308.1.1.0.1.el5xen. I have configured this host as a Yum server and it seems to do the job.

I can update and exclude certain packages as per design, however I have a question that I cannot find the answer to.

Some of my client servers are running RHEL5u3. My Yum server is registered to download all RHEL5u* packages. If I want to do a yum-update and exclude "enterprise-releases" I can do this and the update will remain as RHEL5u3. If I run it without excluding "enterprise-releases" the update works and the latest RHEL5u8 is installed. What I want is inbetween this.

I would like to update to s specific enterprise-release - specifically version RHEL5u5 and install all other patches using "yum update". How can I set my client to do this?

Kindest Regards
t0nypx
 
Old 03-21-2012, 12:44 AM   #2
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What you can do is go to https://rhn.redhat.com/rhn/software/...ads/AllISOs.do, download the version you want, then use https://code.google.com/p/iredmail/w...Yum_Repository and point at that.
 
Old 03-21-2012, 12:57 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

Completely understand where your are coming from but its not an ideal solution. Thats just another repository that I have to manage. My original setup was from an iso and I could just point my yum update to use that '5.5' iso, reboot and then do another update using my ideal update method but excluding the "enterprise-release" but that seems to be a long winded way of performing what should be a relatively easy release update.

Thanks for the workaround though - At least I have a 'plan B' if my ideal 'plan A' cannot happen. Anybody else have an idea on how to do this?

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t0nypx
 
Old 03-21-2012, 08:56 PM   #4
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In that case, why not ask RH ? I'm assuming from your description that you have a subscription with them.
Please post the soln back here for others as well.
 
  


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