[CentOS-devel] Re: [rhelv5-list] Re: Too many kernels?
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Thu Jul 3 18:21:25 UTC 2008
Axel Thimm wrote:
> But speaking of policies I meant more the "you are required to update
> withing XYZ days of an update to have Red Hat support etc.". If a
> kernel is not anymore supported by Red Hat or CentOS then no kmdl
> should be built for it.
Within CentOS, we only maintain on 'live' repo's the main kernel
released for the media, as well as updates within the present point
release. Everything else goes to vault.centos.org - and the only people
we expect to be using packages from vault are people who know what they
are doing and have reasonable competence with packages in general and
the distro specifically. I am sure they ( vault users ) are also people
who might be expected to rebuild src.rpms if they need.
w.r.t kernel modules and drivers, I would think that supporting the
kernel on media for the current point release ( eg. 5.2 ) and the one on
media for previous one ( 5.1 ), and updates since the present point
release ( 5.2/updates ) - would be enough. Most people doing an install
at this time, will only need the kmdl / kmod / driverdisk for 'current'
and the updates.
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