Support for security such as Firewalls and securing linux
Sorry for hijacking the conversation, what does that mean ? Can I simply download the .rpm from their site and run a yum localinstall on it ? Will this not break things ? Quoting from the CentOS wiki
or" DO NOT attempt to install software packages which are part of CentOS as a source package, because you think you absolutely need the newest version. THIS WILL OFTEN BREAK THINGS"
Any input on this folks ?"A common objection runs like this: But package foo in version x.y.1 has security holes which are gone in version x.z.1!
That may be the case. But normally version x.z.1 also has new features over x.y.1 and those may break the expected behaviour of the software
PS. I have even see recommendations to install the patched rpm for CentOS 6 from https://yum.oracle.com/repo/OracleLinux ... x86_64.rpm
Yes, the package from Oracle Linux is the best available option right now. Actually, you have to migrate to CentOS 7 or CentOS 8 ASAP.
Thanks sml and fuzzy.