new server yum update;

hi -

is it advisable on a new centOS server to issue the command:

yum update;

??

there seems to be a lot of work to do!
 
results:
Updated:
apr.i686 0:1.3.9-5.el6_2 bash.i686 0:4.1.2-9.el6_2 bind.i686 32:9.7.3-8.P3.el6_2.3
bind-libs.i686 32:9.7.3-8.P3.el6_2.3 bind-utils.i686 32:9.7.3-8.P3.el6_2.3 chkconfig.i686 0:1.3.49.3-1.el6_2
cups-libs.i686 1:1.4.2-44.el6_2.3 curl.i686 0:7.19.7-26.el6_2.4 expat.i686 0:2.0.1-11.el6_2
glibc.i686 0:2.12-1.47.el6_2.12 glibc-common.i686 0:2.12-1.47.el6_2.12 glibc-devel.i686 0:2.12-1.47.el6_2.12
glibc-headers.i686 0:2.12-1.47.el6_2.12 gmp.i686 0:4.3.1-7.el6_2.2 gnutls.i686 0:2.8.5-4.el6_2.2
httpd.i686 1:2.2.15-15.el6.vm.1 httpd-tools.i686 1:2.2.15-15.el6.vm.1 initscripts.i686 0:9.03.27-1.el6.centos.1
kernel-headers.i686 0:2.6.32-220.23.1.el6 libcurl.i686 0:7.19.7-26.el6_2.4 libgcrypt.i686 0:1.4.5-9.el6_2.2
libpng.i686 2:1.2.49-1.el6_2 libssh2.i686 0:1.2.2-7.el6_2.3 libtasn1.i686 0:2.3-3.el6_2.1
libtiff.i686 0:3.9.4-5.el6_2 libxml2.i686 0:2.7.6-4.el6_2.4 mod_fcgid.i686 0:2.3.7-1.el6
mod_ssl.i686 2:2.2.15-15.el6.vm.1 module-init-tools.i686 0:3.9-19.el6_2 net-tools.i686 0:1.60-110.el6_2
nscd.i686 0:2.12-1.47.el6_2.12 nspr.i686 0:4.8.9-3.el6_2 nss.i686 0:3.13.1-7.el6_2
nss-sysinit.i686 0:3.13.1-7.el6_2 nss-util.i686 0:3.13.1-3.el6_2 ntsysv.i686 0:1.3.49.3-1.el6_2
openssl.i686 0:1.0.0-20.el6_2.5 openssl-devel.i686 0:1.0.0-20.el6_2.5 pam.i686 0:1.1.1-10.el6_2.1
passwd.i686 0:0.77-4.el6_2.2 php.i686 0:5.3.3-3.el6_2.8 php-cli.i686 0:5.3.3-3.el6_2.8
php-common.i686 0:5.3.3-3.el6_2.8 php-gd.i686 0:5.3.3-3.el6_2.8 php-imap.i686 0:5.3.3-3.el6_2.8
php-mbstring.i686 0:5.3.3-3.el6_2.8 php-mysql.i686 0:5.3.3-3.el6_2.8 php-odbc.i686 0:5.3.3-3.el6_2.8
php-pdo.i686 0:5.3.3-3.el6_2.8 php-pgsql.i686 0:5.3.3-3.el6_2.8 php-snmp.i686 0:5.3.3-3.el6_2.8
php-xml.i686 0:5.3.3-3.el6_2.8 php-xmlrpc.i686 0:5.3.3-3.el6_2.8 postgresql.i686 0:8.4.11-1.el6_2
postgresql-libs.i686 0:8.4.11-1.el6_2 postgresql-server.i686 0:8.4.11-1.el6_2 python.i686 0:2.6.6-29.el6_2.2
python-libs.i686 0:2.6.6-29.el6_2.2 rpm.i686 0:4.8.0-19.el6_2.1 rpm-libs.i686 0:4.8.0-19.el6_2.1
rpm-python.i686 0:4.8.0-19.el6_2.1 samba.i686 0:3.5.10-116.el6_2 samba-client.i686 0:3.5.10-116.el6_2
samba-common.i686 0:3.5.10-116.el6_2 samba-winbind-clients.i686 0:3.5.10-116.el6_2 sudo.i686 0:1.7.4p5-9.el6_2
tcsh.i686 0:6.17-19.el6_2 tzdata.noarch 0:2012c-1.el6 virtualmin-release.noarch 0:1.0-5.gpl.rhel
wbm-virtual-server.noarch 0:3.92.gpl-2 yum.noarch 0:3.2.29-22.el6.centos.2

Complete!
 

Quags

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Staff member
Yes, updating is advisable. You are running centos a rebuild of RedHat Enterprise Linux. These updates are all bug fixes / enhancements that are backported to the current versions you are running. By doing this there should be no unknown changes, like a php function suddenly missing or depreciated.
 
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