|| at Mar 29, 2013 at 1:22 pm
On 29-03-2013 14:59, Stephen Harris wrote:
On Fri, Mar 29, 2013 at 02:54:58PM +0200, Andreas K. wrote:
Is there a way to force a 6.3 machine to remain at 6.3 until
a human being decides that is is time to do so?
Change releasever to 6.3 for base and updates and any other repo that
refer to it.
thanks for replying.
I was hoping ot a more dynamic approach though since the number of
is in excess of 150. For example simply changing the $releasever to 6.3
and then to 6.4
and then to 6.5 every time a new version come along is not practical.
Looking into the 'man yum.conf' I find that
$releasever This will be replaced with the value of the version of the
listed in distroverpkg. This defaults to the version of
distroverpkg The package used by yum to determine the "version" of
distribution. This can be any installed package. Default is
You can see what provides this manually by using: "yum whatprovides
[root at cs6979 yum.repos.d]# yum whatprovides redhat-release
centos-release-6-4.el6.centos.10.x86_64 : CentOS release file
Repo : CS-base
Other : redhat-release
centos-release-6-3.el6.centos.9.x86_64 : CentOS release file
Repo : installed
Other : Provides-match: redhat-release
So the installed package is version 6.3.
Am I overlooking/misinterpreting something?