CentOS6.2: Installation At Specific Kernel Level

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Hi, all

I have a number of machines that are out of sync with one another by virtue of having done a yum update after a base 6.2 install at different times (all were previous CentOS 5.3) Consequently, systems are a mix of 2.6.32-220.7.1, 2.6.32-220.13.1 or 2.6.32-220.17.1.

So 2 questions:
– Is it possible to perform a yum update (or another other kind of update), specifying installation of, say, kernel 2.6.32-220.17.1 along with the packages that were relevant at the time when 2.6.32-220.17.1 was current?
– Is it possible to capture and save for future installations the current kernel rev and associated packages as exist in the repos today and install as a “frozen-in-time” distribution?


4 thoughts on - CentOS6.2: Installation At Specific Kernel Level

  • on 7/12/2012 7:08 AM Cal Sawyer spake the following:
    Why? Old kernels have flaws… That is why a new one was released…

  • Scott Silva wrote:

    a) production reasons and version control; if something becomes a show stopper that wasn’t found before going live, you need to roll back,
    *easily* and *fast* to one known to work; or, on the obverse, if a problem is discovered, you need to be able to go back and find where it started, and what it affected (and lawyers could be involved in the latter).

    b) because no matter how well you test, you’ll likely miss something….


  • The new one will have flaws too. Just ones you don’t know about yet. That’s why there will be another one released again soon. Sometimes you want to let someone else find the flaws first.