[mythtv-users] Update question

A Desai ashu.desai at gmail.com
Tue Mar 11 18:04:40 UTC 2014

On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 11:51 AM, Gary Buhrmaster <gary.buhrmaster at gmail.com
> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 4:20 PM, A Desai <ashu.desai at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I had a generic update question -
> ....
> > * Is it okay to do a "yum update" on either one or both Linux systems?
> It's
> > been a while so the update show me 651 Mb worth of installation on the
> > backend. I didn't want an update on the Linux side to break my myth.
> RHEL (as you know, which is why you are probably using it) is targeted
> for long term stability and works to avoid API changes that would break
> existing applications.  Updates are usually non-impacting (as with all
> else, testing on your development systems is always recommended),
> although you should read the release notes if you are crossing a release
> (6.4 to 6.5, for example), as that is when RH would have changed
> something substantive (if they were forced to do so, usually forced
> by some upstream changes).
> That said, since RHEL6 never shipped with Qt4.8, you are either using
> a locally built/installed Qt, or using a 3rd party built Qt (repo).  And
> those could have issues, since (clearly) RH cannot assure that there
> are not incompatible changes in their updates with other repos or
> local installations (depending on how you performed it), and could
> replace/update libraries without appropriate dependency checking.
> One thing to do is to do the "yum upgrade" and look at the repos from
> which the updates are coming.  Look carefully at the list of updates,
> and from which repos they are coming from.  The non-CentOS ones
> are more likely to cause issues.

Thank you. I will take a note of the repos before I do anything. I guess my
gut tells me that "if it ain't broken, don't fix it". On the other
hand, I has been over a year since I did any sort of an update on the
machines so I think I should...

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