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CentOS 5.5 > 5.6 via yum

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by radeonpower, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. radeonpower

    radeonpower Well-Known Member

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    Is it safe to upgrade to 5.6, any issues reported?
     
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    As long as you are using CentOS repositories in YUM, there shouldn't be any issues.
     
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    Pretty safe as far as I'm concerned. Although, I'd recommend that you update everything BUT kernel-#.#.##-###. That includes updating kernel-headers. Then, after all of the updates [except for kernel-#.#.###] are completed, go back and update the kernel itself.

    If you are using automatic updates within WHM or if you go and update the server from within WHM manually, I believe it will automatically update everything except for kernel-#.#.##-###. Then, you can log in as root via SSH and run "yum update" to update the remaining kernel after everything else goes.

    Some people on the CentOS forums are even more conservative in thier approach, regardless of which version you are upgrading from/to.

    On my cPanel servers I updated everything but the kernel itself, rebooted, then updated the kernel. The reason I did this is because on one specific machine the kernel would not update during the whole 5.5-->5.6 process. It kept failing. Everything but the kernel would update. So i rebooted that machine and was then able to easily update the remaining package [the kernel].

    But, I've updated some cpanel machines in one fell swoop without problems, and I've updated a dozen or so non-cPanel CentOS machines in one fell swoop without any problems.

    Mike
     
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    JayFromEpic Well-Known Member

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    Well I had updated to 5.6 and have seen no problems so far with my own sites nor my clients.
     
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    Hey Buddy !

    There won't be any issues. Go ahead. Good Luck !
     
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    radeonpower Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all, appreciated. :)
     
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    Hey !

    You are most welcome. GL :)
     
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