Upgrading CentOS to CentOS 5.6


CentOS 5.6 has been released on April 8th, 2011.

If you are running CentOS 5.5 you can simply upgrade to CentOS 5.6 via yum by running:

# yum update

If upgrading from a version earlier than CentOS 5.5, it is advised to follow this procedure:

# yum clean all
# yum update glibc\*
# yum update yum\* rpm\* pyth\*
# yum clean all
# yum update mkinitrd nash
# yum update selinux\*
# yum update
# shutdown -r now