Posted by joseph on April 6, 2010 ·
Yum is commonly used in major RPM based Linux distributions such as CentOS, Redhat and SuSE, it can help us perform automatic dependency checking. If you’d like to only download the RPM packages via yum and do not install/update them, it’s nearly impossible by default.
Posted by joseph on March 16, 2010 ·
I’m runing RHEL/CentOS for a group of database servers, and they mainly use MySQL for productive services. Recently I noticed that MySQL’s new feathers and bug fixes that comes from system updates make little sense to our needs, so I’m planing not to apply these changes on our live [...]
Posted by joseph on December 31, 2009 ·
I just successfully updated my Dell PowerEdge 1850 from CentOS 4.8 to CentOS 5.4, luckily the issues I faced were not so rare. The steps I used are listed below, may it helpful for you as well! Although this post is mainly intended for CentOS it should work on RHEL systems as well.
Before you start, [...]
Posted by joseph on October 23, 2009 ·
CentOS community annouced the availability of CentOS-5.4 for i386 and x86_64 Architectures this week. It’s based on the upstream release Redhat Enterprise Linux 5.4.0 and includes packages from all variants including Server and Client.
This is just an announcement email, not the release notes. [...]
Posted by joseph on September 22, 2009 ·
How can I disable YUM automatic update completely?
In some old versioned system, YUM auto-update feature comes as an extension named “yum-autoupdate”, and it contains runlevel scripts and scheduled crontab scripts.
Posted by joseph on September 11, 2009 ·
I made a mistake and added additional repo under CentOS / RHEL 5.x server. Now when I try to upgrade packages it gives me out broken ependencies / missing dependency error. How do I skip broken packages and apply updates to other installed software’s?
Posted by joseph on January 20, 2009 ·
Recently I was working on a Dell PE1950 at work and decided to get Xen installed, so that I can create some virtual servers for our developers.
Finding out that Xen in Redhat Enterprise Linux is not so easy to download – I cannot find it from any public accessible websites, I decided to use CentOS’s [...]