Forgive me if this has been asked before, but I'm not sure how I would search for this. I have a specific application running on a super old Fedora 7 Moonshine box. This box cannot be upgraded or updated as previous attempts in a dev/test capacity have shown it will render the application unusable. Plans are being made to rewrite the application so it can be brought into this millennium. Being new to Linux I've been tasked with backing up the server and need to install ncftp as well as gnutar to get the system and mysql backed up over FTP. I absolutely cannot have the OS or mysql or anything accidentally updated to newer revisions as this will corrupt everything.
So my question is, if I run:
yum install ncftp and yum install gnutar
...won't the yum installer look for the latest versions of the ncftp and gnutar programs, install all updates and everything before installing the application?
I don't know how to compile anything myself, so what should/can I do here?