[conspire] CentOS

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Apr 2 20:21:05 PDT 2009

Quoting Ken Bernard (kenbernard at gmail.com):

> I saw Rick's email that said among other things "Also, CentOS 5.3 is
> finally out." My CentOS install prompted me to update 167 packages
> which I did. I got a different login screen after the update and a
> reboot. Question (1), How do I find out what version of CentOS I am
> running now?

Like this:

$ cat /etc/redhat-release 
CentOS release 5.2 (Final)

> Another question (2), Can I easily do a internet system upgrade, like
> apt-get dist-upgrade does for Debian? Question (3) How?

If you're on a 5.x release now, then:  "yum upgrade".  That should do
it.  You'll want to reboot to complete the process.

If you're on 4.x or (heaven forbid) earlier, then there's no such
upgrade path.

> Rick will there be a CABAL get together the 11th?


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