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Your policy about system updates?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by webhostnet, May 4, 2005.

  1. webhostnet

    webhostnet Member

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    I'm a new cPanel user and I really need some advices about this. Thanks a lot for any comment.
    I'm useing SuSE 9.0 with cPanel and I was asking myself:
    Is it safe (aka will it break anything) to use SuSE's updates for installed rpms?

    How do you keep your systems up-to-date? Does cPanel update system provide somekind of mirroring / screening / warning / etc procedure for vendors rpm updates?

    Example
    perl
    my system: 5.8.1-46
    SuSE last update: 5.8.1-130

    python
    my system: 2.3-49
    SuSE last update: 2.3-60

    etc.... etc.... etc....

    Well, is it safe to upgrade 'em (via yast or fou4s)? Should I?
    Thank you.
     
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    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    Generally speaking you should ensure that your OS vendor does not install or upgrade the following:

    php* httpd* perl mysql* mod_ssl* imap* squirrelmail* spamassassin* exim*

    cPanel installs and maintains it's own distributions of those applications.
     
  3. webhostnet

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    Reason I love fou4s (cut from fou4s.conf):
    Code:
    # Exclude given series or patch description names (wildcards allowed)                                            
    Exclude=php* httpd* perl mysql* mod_ssl* imap* squirrelmail* spamassassin* exim*

    Thanx for the list :)
     
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