We thought that when minor version is released , we don’t get the updates on packages(like kernel etc) until we do whole yum update , but this is not the case
Some teams here don’t want to upgrade to minor version and we have updated all the packages(yum check-update) on 9.2 without updating the OS to 9.3.
Please confirm that, without updating to minor version we can still update the packages on current upstream?
Your statement is not clear. When a new minor version is released, dnf update will take you to the latest release immediately. This has always been the case.
The previous releases are no longer supported. This means:
if you point to the vault to remain on 9.2, you will not be supported by the community nor the project.
cherry-picking updates from 9.3 to your 9.2 install is not supported by the community nor the project. this can cause system stability issues.
You will always be advised to update your system to the latest by running dnf update to address bugs or security issues on your system.
 Updating select packages from X.Y+1 to your installed X.Y system is not guaranteed to “just work” and you may have system stability issues doing this. Various packages receive library rebases or changes from glibc. It is never recommended to cherry-pick updates just to remain on some older version for arbitrary reasons. This is not supported by the project nor community.
Thanks for the information , some teams here don’t want to upgrade to a minor version like 9.3 due to certification of apps on every release/downtimes in customer environments , so they are going which the approach to just update the packages which are vulnerable without yum update
Any suggestions /support we can get , so that I can communicate to my team here.