I know how to exclude certain packages when updating RHEL like:
yum update --exclude=kernel
How would I prevent yum from updating from 5.3 to 5.5
So when I did the
openssh-server-4.3p2-36.el5 (from 5.4)
rather than the
These are the packages that would be excluded:
Personally I'm with Ignacio on upgrading the whole thing. I think you will need to to a bit of digging into what those packages provide and decide whether or not it's safe to exclude them. If your customer is that keen on what the NSA thinks then this might not get by them.