I am doing Enterprise Linux based on RHEL CentOS for almost 20 years.
What you need is a (snapshot) clone of a repository.
Then you can ensure all servers (qa, prod) have exactly the same versions
Problem is that the reposities are changing (with updates) and you want to avoid that, right?
In enterprise environments, redhat network or satellite is used to ...
Yes, it is that simple and that practical !
I have set it up my self on a bunch of one-app servers and it works like a charm (you need to restart the service of course).
That being said, there could be some criticals machine that need to be handled with care before any update (make a vm snapshot, test the app after the update) with those i'd recommand a ...
I need to upgrade to PHP 7.4.3 (from 7.4.14)
You understand this is NOT an upgrade, but a downgrade, as 7.4.3 is older than 7.4.14 ?
Using your links.
Use PHP 7.4.3 or later instead.
PHP version 5.4.1 or greater (and < 8.0 **)
So 7.4.14 is fine, I don't understand why you think ...
In short, no, that's not an option. The distro that you want to use with the rpm packages will require different versions of the software and and rpm is fundamentally different than a deb package (which Ubuntu uses). Although there are ways of converting one to another, it's not possible to install an entire system that way.
If you want to use your local apt ...
yum list packagename
this will return a list of installed packages, then a list of available/not installed
[root@RHELPOC ~]# yum list systemd
Updating Subscription Management repositories.
Last metadata expiration check: 1:42:23 ago on Fri 08 Jan 2021 16:47:42 GMT.
systemd.x86_64 239-41.el8_3 @rhel-...
There are two ways of doing this. On CentOS 8,
You can modify /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Debuginfo.repo to set enable=1 and then run yum install kernel-debuginfo or
You can do yum --enablerepo="base-debuginfo" install kernel-debuginfo
Either of these worked on my system. Be sure you have plenty of space on your disk. The installed size is 3.1GB.
While it's not answering the upgrade question, I figured to freshen up the question with what I discovered, repo wise. I haven't ever upgraded EL4 to EL5 and actually skipped EL5 altogether, both RHEL and CentOS. Sorry.
Some years ago, I did get yum working on my RHEL box and when RHEL 4 was going away, I managed to semi-accidentally convert my system to ...