Install Centos Patches & Drupal Module Updates

There are nine patches available for my sandbox. Appears that they are already installed in prod since that environment is managed by That’s fine but the environments need to be reconciled. There is also an update to the Welcome module for Drupal. Installing that in Sand, then Prod… Complete.

Production Change Request – Install OS Updates

This is one area of change management that is really backwards. because my hosting company is responsible for updating the OS on my server I don’t get a notification. so, i want to make sand/quality/prod the same so the patches are installed on prod first. but i am still going to follow the BPs and document the change. at least I don’t have to go in front of the Change committee anymore and have them pick it apart. Change Management in the corporate world can be such a pain….

so, here’s the proc:

yum update

confirm the new files

rpm -q centos-release

that last command must be run on sand and prod to ensure that the level is consistent.