Patching and Installing Updates on CentOS

this tutorial walks you though the process of updating a CentOS system with the latest security updates.

First, Login to the console as your normal users, and su root.

you should be at the following screen, from here type the following command:

yum update

*** Keep in mind we take no responsibility for anything that occurs as a result of following this tutorial, and you are doing so at will *******

you should see a the following screen. Go ahead and hit “y” and then enter to start the updates.

keep in mind you can cancel at any time by hitting ctrl+c


it should look alot like the above screenshot. Once completed it will tell you

if you run into any issues along the way, you can take a look at this post:

it may be of some help, but cannot for 100% fix any problem, if it’s a MySQL issue, then you will have to get in touch with a professional at


Other than that, you should be good! Thanks for reading my blog post!