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Old 09-22-2011, 01:50 PM
John Doe
 
Default Installing yesterday's CentOS (or how to install the patch/package set from 3 weeks ago)

From: Aleksey Tsalolikhin <atsaloli.tech@gmail.com>

> Let's say your operating policy is "no patch updates without testing
> first in the test environment".* Let's say it takes you 3 weeks to
> test.* Over the course of the 3 weeks, the repo changes (new
> packages added, old removed).
> Is there a way to "freeze" a set of packages so that when I
> run "yum update" on a Prod server it'll get the same package
> and patch set as the Test server did 3 weeks ago?
> It's been suggested to maintain a local mirror, and take rsync
> snapshots of it daily, so then you can point the end node to a
> particular repository.
> What other solutions are there?

What about:
1. Update the test server and yumdownloader the updated packages somewhere.
2. Three weeks later, yum localinstall these packages on the prod server.

JD
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