Updating from CentOS 5.8 to CentOS 5.9 using Yum Update

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centosAs per my previous post, CentOS 5.9 now available for download on 17 January 2013. This is the ninth update to the CentOS 5 distribution series and it’s contains a lot of bugfixes, updates and new functionality if compared than CentOS 5.8. This post assumed that you have already installed CentOS 5.8 and planned to upgrade to CentOS 5.9. The steps to upgrade is very simple as easy you update the software such as httpd or php. For internet webmasters or bloggers who currently run CentOS 5.8 or older version of virtual private server (VPS) to host their blog or homepage also may use this steps to upgrade their CentOS 5.5/CentOS 5.6/CentOS 5.7/CentOS 5.8 VPS server.

Steps to Update from CentOS 5.8 or older version to CentOS 5.9 :

1. Run “yum list updates”

[[email protected] ~]# yum list updates

This is to get a list of packages that are going to be updated.

2. Verify the current version of CentOS 5.

[[email protected] ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release
CentOS release 5.8 (Final)

3. Update CentOS 5.8 server via yum by issue the following command :

[[email protected] ~]# yum update -y

Example :

[[email protected] ~]# yum update -y
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: centos.ipserverone.com
 * extras: centos.ipserverone.com
 * updates: centos.ipserverone.com
Setting up Update Process
..
..
..
Running Transaction
  Updating       : tzdata                                                                                                                              1/239
  Updating       : glibc-common                                                                                                                        2/239
  Updating       : crontabs                                                                                                                            3/239
  Updating       : hwdata                                                                                                                              4/239
  Updating       : centos-release-notes                                                                                                                5/239
  Updating       : centos-release                                                                                                                      6/239
  Updating       : tzdata-java                                                                                                                         7/239
  Updating       : nash                                                                                                                                8/239
  Updating       : selinux-policy                                                                                                                      9/239
  Updating       : aspell-en                                                                                                                          10/239
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  Updating       : glibc                                                                                                                              12/239
  Updating       : zlib                                                                                                                               13/239
  Updating       : e2fsprogs-libs                                                                                                                     14/239
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  Updating       : php53-common                                                                                                                       16/239
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  Updating       : cyrus-sasl-lib                                                                                                                     21/239
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  Updating       : shadow-utils                                                                                                                       25/239
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  Updating       : e2fsprogs                                                                                                                          35/239
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  Updating       : mozldap                                                                                                                            41/239
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  Updating       : kpartx                                                                                                                             45/239
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  Updating       : nss-tools                                                                                                                          51/239
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  Updating       : psmisc                                                                                                                             54/239
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  Updating       : gnutls                                                                                                                             56/239
  Updating       : cyrus-sasl-gssapi                                                                                                                  57/239
  Updating       : cyrus-sasl-md5                                                                                                                     58/239
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  Updating       : php53-pgsql                                                                                                                        60/239
  Updating       : mozldap-tools                                                                                                                      61/239
  Updating       : php53-xml                                                                                                                          62/239
  Updating       : grub                                                                                                                               63/239
  Updating       : php53-odbc                                                                                                                         64/239
  Updating       : php53-gd                                                                                                                           65/239
  Updating       : vim-common                                                                                                                         66/239
  Updating       : php53-ldap                                                                                                                         67/239
  Updating       : openldap-clients                                                                                                                   68/239
  Updating       : php53-xmlrpc                                                                                                                       69/239
  Updating       : php53-soap                                                                                                                         70/239
  Updating       : php53-intl                                                                                                                         71/239
  Updating       : php53-mbstring                                                                                                                     72/239
  Updating       : php53-pspell                                                                                                                       73/239
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  Updating       : php53-bcmath                                                                                                                       76/239
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  Updating       : jpackage-utils                                                                                                                     82/239
  Updating       : java-1.6.0-openjdk                                                                                                                 83/239
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  Updating       : util-linux                                                                                                                         88/239
  Updating       : initscripts                                                                                                                        89/239
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  Updating       : httpd                                                                                                                              92/239
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  Updating       : iscsi-initiator-utils                                                                                                              94/239
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  Updating       : python-iniparse                                                                                                                    96/239
  Updating       : selinux-policy-targeted                                                                                                            97/239
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  Updating       : net-snmp                                                                                                                           99/239
  Updating       : kbd                                                                                                                               100/239
  Updating       : yum-metadata-parser                                                                                                               101/239
  Updating       : mkinitrd                                                                                                                          102/239
  Updating       : php53                                                                                                                             103/239
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  Updating       : php53-snmp                                                                                                                        105/239
  Updating       : php53-mysql                                                                                                                       106/239
  Updating       : mysql-server                                                                                                                      107/239
  Updating       : mod_nss                                                                                                                           108/239
  Updating       : mod_ssl                                                                                                                           109/239
  Updating       : man                                                                                                                               110/239
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  Updating       : nfs-utils                                                                                                                         112/239
  Updating       : php53-imap                                                                                                                        113/239
  Updating       : m2crypto                                                                                                                          114/239
  Updating       : php53-devel                                                                                                                       115/239
  Installing     : kernel                                                                                                                            116/239
  Updating       : yum                                                                                                                               117/239
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  Updating       : pm-utils                                                                                                                          119/239
  Updating       : kudzu                                                                                                                             120/239
  Cleanup        : libxml2                                                                                                                           121/239
  Cleanup        : tzdata-java                                                                                                                       122/239
  Cleanup        : mozldap                                                                                                                           123/239
  Cleanup        : php53-intl                                                                                                                        124/239
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  Cleanup        : libgcrypt                                                                                                                         126/239
  Cleanup        : openssl                                                                                                                           127/239
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  Cleanup        : expat                                                                                                                             129/239
  Cleanup        : php53-common                                                                                                                      130/239
  Cleanup        : man                                                                                                                               131/239
  Cleanup        : php53-gd                                                                                                                          132/239
  Cleanup        : libgcc                                                                                                                            133/239
  Cleanup        : cpio                                                                                                                              134/239
  Cleanup        : php53-xml                                                                                                                         135/239
  Cleanup        : tcl                                                                                                                               136/239
  Cleanup        : python-iniparse                                                                                                                   137/239
  Cleanup        : dhclient                                                                                                                          138/239
  Cleanup        : file                                                                                                                              139/239
  Cleanup        : php53-mbstring                                                                                                                    140/239
  Cleanup        : php53-pdo                                                                                                                         141/239
  Cleanup        : perl                                                                                                                              142/239
  Cleanup        : nspr                                                                                                                              143/239
  Cleanup        : php53-ldap                                                                                                                        144/239
  Cleanup        : initscripts                                                                                                                       145/239
  Cleanup        : selinux-policy                                                                                                                    146/239
  Cleanup        : diffutils                                                                                                                         147/239
  Cleanup        : gtk2                                                                                                                              148/239
  Cleanup        : jpackage-utils                                                                                                                    149/239
  Cleanup        : rpm-python                                                                                                                        150/239
  Cleanup        : kudzu                                                                                                                             151/239
  Cleanup        : mysql                                                                                                                             152/239
  Cleanup        : tar                                                                                                                               153/239
  Cleanup        : popt                                                                                                                              154/239
  Cleanup        : cyrus-sasl-lib                                                                                                                    155/239
  Cleanup        : libvolume_id                                                                                                                      156/239
  Cleanup        : net-snmp-libs                                                                                                                     157/239
  Cleanup        : nfs-utils                                                                                                                         158/239
  Cleanup        : vim-common                                                                                                                        159/239
  Cleanup        : iptables                                                                                                                          160/239
  Cleanup        : mkinitrd                                                                                                                          161/239
  Cleanup        : php53-xmlrpc                                                                                                                      162/239
  Cleanup        : python-libs                                                                                                                       163/239
  Cleanup        : mod_nss                                                                                                                           164/239
  Cleanup        : aspell-en                                                                                                                         165/239
  Cleanup        : php53-pspell                                                                                                                      166/239
  Cleanup        : openldap-clients                                                                                                                  167/239
  Cleanup        : php53-dba                                                                                                                         168/239
  Cleanup        : psmisc                                                                                                                            169/239
  Cleanup        : libxslt                                                                                                                           170/239
  Cleanup        : centos-release-notes                                                                                                              171/239
  Cleanup        : libtiff                                                                                                                           172/239
  Cleanup        : gdbm                                                                                                                              173/239
  Cleanup        : iscsi-initiator-utils                                                                                                             174/239
  Cleanup        : zlib                                                                                                                              175/239
  Cleanup        : hwdata                                                                                                                            176/239
  Cleanup        : util-linux                                                                                                                        177/239
  Cleanup        : wget                                                                                                                              178/239
  Cleanup        : libpng                                                                                                                            179/239
  Cleanup        : logrotate                                                                                                                         180/239
  Cleanup        : iproute                                                                                                                           181/239
  Cleanup        : hal                                                                                                                               182/239
  Cleanup        : freetype                                                                                                                          183/239
  Cleanup        : php53-mysql                                                                                                                       184/239
  Cleanup        : php53-process                                                                                                                     185/239
  Cleanup        : rpm                                                                                                                               186/239
  Cleanup        : nss                                                                                                                               187/239
  Cleanup        : crontabs                                                                                                                          188/239
  Cleanup        : postgresql-libs                                                                                                                   189/239
  Cleanup        : libuser                                                                                                                           190/239
  Cleanup        : e2fsprogs-libs                                                                                                                    191/239
  Cleanup        : libgcj                                                                                                                            192/239
  Cleanup        : sqlite                                                                                                                            193/239
  Cleanup        : shadow-utils                                                                                                                      194/239
  Cleanup        : openldap                                                                                                                          195/239
  Cleanup        : httpd                                                                                                                             196/239
  Cleanup        : java-1.6.0-openjdk                                                                                                                197/239
  Cleanup        : coreutils                                                                                                                         198/239
  Cleanup        : binutils                                                                                                                          199/239
  Cleanup        : m2crypto                                                                                                                          200/239
  Cleanup        : ftp                                                                                                                               201/239
  Cleanup        : kpartx                                                                                                                            202/239
  Cleanup        : centos-release                                                                                                                    203/239
  Cleanup        : php53-snmp                                                                                                                        204/239
  Cleanup        : e2fsprogs                                                                                                                         205/239
  Cleanup        : gawk                                                                                                                              206/239
  Cleanup        : yum-metadata-parser                                                                                                               207/239
  Cleanup        : tzdata                                                                                                                            208/239
  Cleanup        : php53-odbc                                                                                                                        209/239
  Cleanup        : mod_ssl                                                                                                                           210/239
  Cleanup        : procps                                                                                                                            211/239
  Cleanup        : libstdc++                                                                                                                         212/239
  Cleanup        : cyrus-sasl-gssapi                                                                                                                 213/239
  Cleanup        : vim-minimal                                                                                                                       214/239
  Cleanup        : php53-soap                                                                                                                        215/239
  Cleanup        : mysql-server                                                                                                                      216/239
  Cleanup        : kbd                                                                                                                               217/239
  Cleanup        : pm-utils                                                                                                                          218/239
  Cleanup        : gnutls                                                                                                                            219/239
  Cleanup        : yum                                                                                                                               220/239
  Cleanup        : php53-pgsql                                                                                                                       221/239
  Cleanup        : glibc-common                                                                                                                      222/239
  Cleanup        : mozldap-tools                                                                                                                     223/239
  Cleanup        : glibc                                                                                                                             224/239
  Cleanup        : php53-devel                                                                                                                       225/239
  Cleanup        : lvm2                                                                                                                              226/239
  Cleanup        : python                                                                                                                            227/239
  Cleanup        : php53-imap                                                                                                                        228/239
  Cleanup        : cyrus-sasl-md5                                                                                                                    229/239
  Cleanup        : php53-cli                                                                                                                         230/239
  Cleanup        : grub                                                                                                                              231/239
  Cleanup        : pam                                                                                                                               232/239
  Cleanup        : php53-bcmath                                                                                                                      233/239
  Cleanup        : rpm-libs                                                                                                                          234/239
  Cleanup        : php53                                                                                                                             235/239
  Cleanup        : udev                                                                                                                              236/239
  Cleanup        : net-snmp                                                                                                                          237/239
  Cleanup        : nash                                                                                                                              238/239
  Cleanup        : nss-tools                                                                                                                         239/239

Installed:
  kernel.i686 0:2.6.18-348.1.1.el5

Updated:
  aspell-en.i386 50:6.0-3                                binutils.i386 0:2.17.50.0.6-20.el5_8.3             centos-release.i386 10:5-9.el5.centos.1
  centos-release-notes.i386 0:5.9-0                      coreutils.i386 0:5.97-34.el5_8.1                   cpio.i386 0:2.6-25.el5
  crontabs.noarch 0:1.10-11.el5                          cyrus-sasl-gssapi.i386 0:2.1.22-7.el5_8.1          cyrus-sasl-lib.i386 0:2.1.22-7.el5_8.1
  cyrus-sasl-md5.i386 0:2.1.22-7.el5_8.1                 device-mapper-multipath.i386 0:0.4.7-54.el5_9.1    dhclient.i386 12:3.0.5-33.el5_9
  diffutils.i386 0:2.8.1-16.el5                          e2fsprogs.i386 0:1.39-35.el5                       e2fsprogs-libs.i386 0:1.39-35.el5
  expat.i386 0:1.95.8-11.el5_8                           file.i386 0:4.17-28                                freetype.i386 0:2.2.1-32.el5_9.1
  ftp.i386 0:0.17-38.el5                                 gawk.i386 0:3.1.5-16.el5                           gdbm.i386 0:1.8.0-28.el5
  glibc.i686 0:2.5-107                                   glibc-common.i386 0:2.5-107                        gnutls.i386 0:1.4.1-10.el5
  grub.i386 0:0.97-13.10.el5                             gtk2.i386 0:2.10.4-29.el5                          hal.i386 0:0.5.8.1-64.el5
  httpd.i386 0:2.2.3-76.el5.centos                       hwdata.noarch 0:0.213.28-1.el5                     initscripts.i386 0:8.45.42-1.el5.centos.1
  iproute.i386 0:2.6.18-15.el5                           iptables.i386 0:1.3.5-9.2.el5_8                    iscsi-initiator-utils.i386 0:6.2.0.872-16.el5
  java-1.6.0-openjdk.i386 1:1.6.0.0-1.33.1.11.6.el5_9    jpackage-utils.noarch 0:1.7.3-1jpp.3.el5           kbd.i386 0:1.12-22.el5
  kpartx.i386 0:0.4.7-54.el5_9.1                         kudzu.i386 0:1.2.57.1.26-7.el5.centos              libgcc.i386 0:4.1.2-54.el5
  libgcj.i386 0:4.1.2-54.el5                             libgcrypt.i386 0:1.4.4-5.el5_8.2                   libpng.i386 2:1.2.10-17.el5_8
  libstdc++.i386 0:4.1.2-54.el5                          libtiff.i386 0:3.8.2-18.el5_8                      libuser.i386 0:0.54.7-3.el5
  libvolume_id.i386 0:095-14.29.el5                      libxml2.i386 0:2.6.26-2.1.15.el5_8.6               libxslt.i386 0:1.1.17-4.el5_8.3
  logrotate.i386 0:3.7.4-14                              lvm2.i386 0:2.02.88-10.el5                         m2crypto.i386 0:0.16-9.el5
  man.i386 0:1.6d-3.el5                                  mkinitrd.i386 0:5.1.19.6-79.el5                    mod_nss.i386 0:1.0.8-7.el5
  mod_ssl.i386 1:2.2.3-76.el5.centos                     mozldap.i386 0:6.0.5-2.el5                         mozldap-tools.i386 0:6.0.5-2.el5
  mysql.i386 0:5.0.95-5.el5_9                            mysql-server.i386 0:5.0.95-5.el5_9                 nash.i386 0:5.1.19.6-79.el5
  net-snmp.i386 1:5.3.2.2-20.el5                         net-snmp-libs.i386 1:5.3.2.2-20.el5                nfs-utils.i386 1:1.0.9-66.el5
  nspr.i386 0:4.9.2-2.el5_9                              nss.i386 0:3.13.6-3.el5_9                          nss-tools.i386 0:3.13.6-3.el5_9
  openldap.i386 0:2.3.43-25.el5_8.1                      openldap-clients.i386 0:2.3.43-25.el5_8.1          openssl.i686 0:0.9.8e-22.el5_8.4
  pam.i386 0:0.99.6.2-12.el5                             perl.i386 4:5.8.8-38.el5_8                         php53.i386 0:5.3.3-13.el5_8
  php53-bcmath.i386 0:5.3.3-13.el5_8                     php53-cli.i386 0:5.3.3-13.el5_8                    php53-common.i386 0:5.3.3-13.el5_8
  php53-dba.i386 0:5.3.3-13.el5_8                        php53-devel.i386 0:5.3.3-13.el5_8                  php53-gd.i386 0:5.3.3-13.el5_8
  php53-imap.i386 0:5.3.3-13.el5_8                       php53-intl.i386 0:5.3.3-13.el5_8                   php53-ldap.i386 0:5.3.3-13.el5_8
  php53-mbstring.i386 0:5.3.3-13.el5_8                   php53-mysql.i386 0:5.3.3-13.el5_8                  php53-odbc.i386 0:5.3.3-13.el5_8
  php53-pdo.i386 0:5.3.3-13.el5_8                        php53-pgsql.i386 0:5.3.3-13.el5_8                  php53-process.i386 0:5.3.3-13.el5_8
  php53-pspell.i386 0:5.3.3-13.el5_8                     php53-snmp.i386 0:5.3.3-13.el5_8                   php53-soap.i386 0:5.3.3-13.el5_8
  php53-xml.i386 0:5.3.3-13.el5_8                        php53-xmlrpc.i386 0:5.3.3-13.el5_8                 pm-utils.i386 0:0.99.3-14.el5
  popt.i386 0:1.10.2.3-31.el5                            postgresql-libs.i386 0:8.1.23-6.el5_8              procps.i386 0:3.2.7-22.el5
  psmisc.i386 0:22.2-11                                  python.i386 0:2.4.3-56.el5                         python-iniparse.noarch 0:0.2.3-6.el5
  python-libs.i386 0:2.4.3-56.el5                        rpm.i386 0:4.4.2.3-31.el5                          rpm-libs.i386 0:4.4.2.3-31.el5
  rpm-python.i386 0:4.4.2.3-31.el5                       selinux-policy.noarch 0:2.4.6-338.el5              selinux-policy-targeted.noarch 0:2.4.6-338.el5
  shadow-utils.i386 2:4.0.17-21.el5                      sqlite.i386 0:3.3.6-6                              tar.i386 2:1.15.1-32.el5_8
  tcl.i386 0:8.4.13-6.el5                                tzdata.i386 0:2012j-1.el5                          tzdata-java.i386 0:2012j-1.el5
  udev.i386 0:095-14.29.el5                              util-linux.i386 0:2.13-0.59.el5_8                  vim-common.i386 2:7.0.109-7.2.el5
  vim-minimal.i386 2:7.0.109-7.2.el5                     wget.i386 0:1.11.4-3.el5_8.2                       yum.noarch 0:3.2.22-40.el5.centos
  yum-metadata-parser.i386 0:1.1.2-4.el5                 zlib.i386 0:1.2.3-7.el5

Complete!
[[email protected] ~]#

4. Verify the updated version of CentOS 5.

[[email protected] ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release
CentOS release 5.9 (Final)

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