[Note: I manually moved this here from StackOverflow]
I'm trying to update CentOS 6.3 to 6.5. If it matters, I'm doing this inside VBox 4.3.8, on a Mac running OSX 10.9.2.
Following directions found on if-not-true-then-false.com:
What version am I running?
$ cat /etc/redhat-release CentOS 6.3 release (Final) $ uname -r 2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64
Okay, let's try updating:
$ yum clean all $ yum update glibc* yum* rpm* python* $ yum update
That all seemed to go well. (I'd paste the output but due to the inability to export cut-and-paste buffer, it's impractical -- in fact, what I'm ultimately trying to do is install VBOXADDITIONS to enable just that, which requires a 6.5 kernel.)
$ reboot : $ cat /etc/redhat-release CentOS release 6.3 (Final)
Hmm. Well, I don't loik that.
$ yum info kernel
Indicates that two kernels are "installed" - .279, and .436. The former is highlighted in such a way to suggest that it is the one currently running. (I tried this whole thing yesterday, which is probably why there is a staged .436 version.)
Any ideas what I'm doing wrong? Or what I may be confused about? The whole purpose of this exercise is to be able to install the VBox Guest Additions 4.3.8, which require CentOS 6.5 (6.3 being obsolete).