Can I install kernel from current release on previous minor release of CentOS without implications?

by Sajuuk   Last Updated May 16, 2019 06:00 AM

for exmaple if I have a server running CentOS 6.3. now for security reason I want to update it's kernel to newer version without touching anything else.

because the yum repository file CentOS-Base.repo in yum.repos.d/ was still it's original version pointing to http://mirror.centos.org/centos-6/6.3/ and not getting any updates. if I change that to http://vault.centos.org/6.3/ I only have access to kernel version up to:

kernel-2.6.32-279.22.1.el6.x86_64.rpm   2013-02-06 04:47    25M  

Now I want to point my repo to http://mirror.centos.org/centos-6/6/ and install latest kernel for 6.X which is:

kernel-2.6.32-754.14.2.el6.x86_64.rpm   2019-05-15 14:10    32M

Are there any implications change kernel like this?

Tags : centos yum kernel


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