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Kernel Update Needed For Centos 5

Posted by LENOVOhost, 11-01-2009, 04:27 PM
HI I am using cpanel My server runs with centos 5 With version 2.6.18-164.2.1.el5.plus Does i need to keep updating kernal updates always for the server ? If so how i can update automatically ? Please advice me Last edited by LENOVOhost; 11-01-2009 at 04:32 PM.

Posted by madaboutlinux, 11-01-2009, 04:34 PM
Hi, Yes, it's always a good idea to keep the kernel updated as the older kernels are now been exploited and use to mass delete/replace the files on the server. It isn't that easy to go for it without any experience so you should better look for a System Administrator who can upgrade the kernel for you.

Posted by LENOVOhost, 11-01-2009, 05:53 PM
What is the latest and stable version of the kernal for the centos 5.3?

Posted by woods01, 11-01-2009, 05:55 PM
Generally doing yum updates will update your kernel. A reboot is necessary after that. You can always run 'yum check-update' or just do 'yum update' Check will tell you what will/can be updated. You could always simply select yum update kernelhere Hope that helps

Posted by LENOVOhost, 11-01-2009, 06:02 PM
When i try to update the yum i am getting message I didnt see any update process also

Posted by woods01, 11-01-2009, 06:28 PM
what is listed on /etc/yum.conf exclude=

Posted by LENOVOhost, 11-01-2009, 06:38 PM
This is there

Posted by woods01, 11-01-2009, 07:28 PM
Then it appears to be as if your up-to-date. If this server runs cPanel it's probably being updated automagically. Anything in the exclude portion wouldn't be updated by yum and would be updated manually, perhaps by cPanel or just doing it the old fashioned way. As long as you reboot once in awhile the kernel updates would be applied.

Posted by TheServerExperts, 11-02-2009, 01:20 AM
Hello LENOVOhost, can you do uname -r this will give you your kernel version, latest kernel version for CentOS 5 is 2.6.18-164.2.1.el5 Cheers

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