November 30, 2015

Upgrading CentOS 5.5 to CentOS 5.6

Before upgrading CentOS 5.5 to 5.6 it cannot be stressed enough how important it is to make a backup of your system before you do this. Actions listed in this post are written with the assumption that they will be executed by the root user running the bash or any other modern shell.

Clean All Packages

The following command will get a list of packages that are going to be updated.

Upgrade CentOS 5.5 to 5.6

Finally reboot the server for Kernel changes to take effect

Verify that CentOS 5.6 is working:



  • Powerball Results

    Thank you for this, very precise!  I even clicked on a ad for your troubles

  • Sunil Giri

    Thankyou verymuch. 

  • Sunil Giri

    good one

  • Dave F.

    Now that 5.9 is released, how can I get it to stop on 5.6?