[CentOS-devel] Delayed CentOS updates and releases

Marcus Moeller mail at marcus-moeller.de
Sun Jun 21 08:17:00 UTC 2009


Good Morning,

>> On 06/20/2009 09:33 AM, Fabian Arrotin wrote:
>>>> Couple of rhn subscriptions with their binaries being delivered in via
>>>> an external source would help - a lot.
>>>
>>> Karanbir, as you know, i can surely do something for that. Is the idea of having a mirror of all the RHN binaries a good one ?
>>> What's the real need ?
>>
>> yes, it would need to be a complete mirror - you might want to speak
>> with your Red Hat account manager to make sure they dont mind. We would
>> also need it to be updated every 4 to 6 hrs.
>
> This raises 2 questions to me. First, why would Red Hat mind if
> entitlemens that have been paid for are being used to validate CentOS
> builds ?
>
> Second, we currently have money from donations and sponsorship that has
> not been used for a few years. Using this money for Red Hat entitlements
> seems valid as it benefits all CentOS users if it helps with providing
> updates faster.
>
> So either we get entitlements sponsored directly, or being paid for with
> donated money, both seem valid options that Red Hat cannot object against.
>
> Maybe we should make a list of all the entitlements the CentOS project
> needs (both for the distribution as maybe also seperate channels ?) and
> then look for people willing to help raise that amount of money or find
> sponsors willing to pay for the entitlements that are linked to a CentOS
> account on RHN.

I could at least sponsor a few entitlements.

Best Regards
Marcus


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