I recently took over maintenance of a Magento based website. All Magento patches have been applied but the CentOS 6 system updates have never been applied. Has anyone encountered issues with applying CentOS updates? I run other CentOS systems and have never encountered such an issue where an update has broken the application. I just want to hear if there is a specific method that Magento requires, since I am new to this CMS.
Current system level:
[jeff@www ~]$ uname -a
Linux xxx 2.6.32-431.5.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Feb 12 00:41:43 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[jeff@www ~]$ cat /etc/centos-release
CentOS release 6.5 (Final)
PHP 5.3.3 (cli) (built: Dec 11 2013 03:29:57)
Server version: Apache/2.2.15 (Unix)
Server built: Apr 3 2014 23:56:16
... This would be an upgrade from 6.5 -> 6.7.
Centos 6.7 will bring PHP 5.4.16 - if you're running Magento 1.7 or below you may need to apply the patch listed in this blog post to make sure it's compatible.
Other than that, I can't think of anything that core Magento would have a problem with - it would just be if any of the installed extensions have additional requirements,
I hope that helps,
No it won't. It'll stay as 5.3.3 - I misread and looked up CentOS 7's PHP version.
Should be fine, in my experience, unless your extensions are highly specialised,
Thanks you! Your reply is reassuring.
I will research if the php extensions have been changed from the default.