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Upgrade CentOS 7.4 to 7.5 and don't want to upgrade it to 7.6

Hi,

Is there a way to upgrade from Centos Linux release 7.4.1708 (Core) to
Centos Linux release 7.5.1804 (Core) and not up to CentOS Linux release
7.6.1810 (Core) as the product does not support the latest CentOS Linux
release 7.6.1810 (Core) version as of now. It is still a work in progress.
Any help will be highly appreciable. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks in Advance.

Best Regards,

Kaushal

Comments

Re: Upgrade CentOS 7.4 to 7.5 and don't want to upgrade

By Kenneth Porter at 01/07/2019 - 08:19

On 1/6/2019 10:51 PM, Kaushal Shriyan wrote:
What product and what, specifically, about 7.6 does it not support?
Could you not just exclude the incompatible packages? You could then
provide your own repo for the incompatible packages drawn from 7.5 and
backport any security fixes for those packages yourself.

Re: Upgrade CentOS 7.4 to 7.5 and don't want to upgrade

By Kaushal Shriyan at 01/07/2019 - 08:25

Hi Kenneth,

I am referring to <a href="https://docs.apigee.com/release/supported-software" title="https://docs.apigee.com/release/supported-software">https://docs.apigee.com/release/supported-software</a>

Best Regards,

Kaushal

Re: Upgrade CentOS 7.4 to 7.5 and don't want to upgrade

By Johnny Hughes v... at 01/07/2019 - 10:32

Interesting, looking around apigee (part of Google) website I see a lot of
words like "Security" or "TLS" and I'm wondering how this fits with only
supporting outdated operating systems?

Simon

Re: Upgrade CentOS 7.4 to 7.5 and don't want to upgrade

By Tony Mountifield at 01/07/2019 - 10:47

In article <68ce2ebfe8545ef4eda869657c72b9be. ... at webmail dot bi.invoca.ch>,
Simon Matter via CentOS < ... at centos dot org> wrote:
Well, it's only a month since CentOS "7.6" was released, and some of that
month has been taken up with Christmas holidays.

So I would think it is probably not a case of "we won't support 7.6" but rather
that "we haven't yet finished testing it on 7.6".

Cheers
Tony

Re: Upgrade CentOS 7.4 to 7.5 and don't want to upgrade

By Robert Heller at 01/07/2019 - 13:56

And/or "The Webmaster [of the apigee.com website] has not gotten around to
changing the website, since he/she has been out of the office because of
Christmas." Given the nature of CentOS / RHEL point updates, unless something
really odd happens, support for point updates is pretty much a no-brainer. Eg
if 7.5 is supported, so is 7.6.

Re: Upgrade CentOS 7.4 to 7.5 and don't want to upgrade

By Fabian Arrotin at 01/07/2019 - 04:18

On 07/01/2019 07:51, Kaushal Shriyan wrote:
Well, there is no 7.6, nor 7.5, but only centos 7, with updates ....
meaning that it just represent which updates were rolled-in at install
time, nothing else.
So if you don't want to apply updates, it's of course up to you, but
then you're on your own for all security issues ;-)

Re: Upgrade CentOS 7.4 to 7.5 and don't want to upgrade

By Kaushal Shriyan at 01/07/2019 - 06:29

Thanks Fabian for the quick response. I understand it completely about the
security compliance requirements. I will use the below commands to keep all
the security patches up to date.

#yum list-security --security
#yum update --security

Is there a way to upgrade from Centos Linux release 7.4.1708 (Core)
to Centos Linux release 7.5.1804 (Core) as we will not avail support if we
upgrade it to CentOS Linux release 7.6.1810 (Core) as per the software
requirements of the product. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks in Advance.

Best Regards,

Kaushal

Re: Upgrade CentOS 7.4 to 7.5 and don't want to upgrade

By Jonathan Billings at 01/07/2019 - 14:44

On Mon, Jan 07, 2019 at 03:59:00PM +0530, Kaushal Shriyan wrote:
Its worth mentioning again that the above will not do anything to
install security updates in CentOS using the CentOS mirrors. Those
repositories don't provide the security metadata, so the above is
essentially a no-op.

Since you're using a commercial product, perhaps you should invest in
RHEL 7. You can get 7.5.z repositories that will get security updates
(as well as metadata that make 'yum update --security' do what you
want).

Re: Upgrade CentOS 7.4 to 7.5 and don't want to upgrade

By Pete Biggs at 01/07/2019 - 06:49

Not if you use the default mirror list.

The easiest and most sustainable way of doing it is to create your own
local mirror of CentOS and point your .repo files at that. You can then
decide exactly what is available to your host as upgrades.

If you don't want to do that then you need point your .repo files at a
single *nearby* host and adjust the baseurl to replace '$releasever'
with '7.5.1804'.

But remember that the 7.5.1804 tree will no longer receive *any*
updates, so this really can not be recommended for any machine.

P.

Re: Upgrade CentOS 7.4 to 7.5 and don't want to upgrade

By Giles Coochey at 01/07/2019 - 06:45

On 07/01/2019 10:29, Kaushal Shriyan wrote:
You should not do this, but set your repo to use vault.centos.org e.g.
<a href="http://vault.centos.org/7.5.1804/updates/x86_64/" title="http://vault.centos.org/7.5.1804/updates/x86_64/">http://vault.centos.org/7.5.1804/updates/x86_64/</a>

Then do yum updates, then set it back to what it was before.

The likelyhood is that your software supplier, and possibly yourself, do
not actually understand the Centos Reaase Scheme.

<a href="https://wiki.centos.org/FAQ/General#head-3ac1bdb51f0fecde1f98142cef90e887b1b12a00" title="https://wiki.centos.org/FAQ/General#head-3ac1bdb51f0fecde1f98142cef90e887b1b12a00">https://wiki.centos.org/FAQ/General#head-3ac1bdb51f0fecde1f98142cef90e88...</a>

Re: Upgrade CentOS 7.4 to 7.5 and don't want to upgrade

By Miroslav Geisse... at 01/07/2019 - 06:40

Dne 7.1.2019 v 11:29 Kaushal Shriyan napsal(a):
# yum --security check-update
# yum --security update

Re: Upgrade CentOS 7.4 to 7.5 and don't want to upgrade

By Fabian Arrotin at 01/07/2019 - 07:11

On 07/01/2019 11:40, Miroslav Geisselreiter wrote:
No, as there is no metadata for this anyway, so it's useless ;-)