[CentOS] 4.1 being dropped from mirrors

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Wed Oct 19 18:42:58 UTC 2005


On Wed, 2005-10-19 at 11:30 -0700, BRUCE STANLEY wrote:
> 
> --- Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > > Humm.. Even Red Hat is supporting RHEL releases longer than this.
> > > We use  RHEL  AS Release with full support.
> > 
> > Not correct. RHEL is on RHEL 4 update 2.  If you run up2date -fu, you
> > will get the full updates. Follow that with a cat /etc/redhat-release
> > and it will confirm thusly (note we use ES, not AS, but same applies):
> > 
> > [jperrin at xxxx ~]$ cat /etc/redhat-release
> > Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 4 (Nahant Update 2)
> > [jperrin at xxxx ~]$
> > 
> > 
> > it's the major version number that has the support, not the minor.
> > 
> > >
> > > Does this mean if Red Hat comes out with more updates for RHEL 4.1
> > > you will not apply them to Centos 4.1 any more?
> > 
> > All updates are being applied to the 4.2 tree now, just as upstream is
> > applying them to AS4 update 2.
> > 
> > 
> > --
> > Jim Perrin
> > System Administrator - UIT
> > Ft Gordon & US Army Signal Center
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> > 
> 
> Hi Jim!
> 
> I not real concerned with how the numbering of releases are done.
> 
> This is what I am concerned with:
>    1). Don't see any need at this point to update from 4.1 to 4.2

it is an RHEL update set ... if you had RHEL 4 and updated, you would
get update set 2 ... CentOS does the same thing.

>    2)... down the road... say 4.3 comes out and there are updates
>        to a few packages I might need/want.
>    3). Can 4.1 be updated with these packages correctly or
>        will there be a problem with rpm dependency/compatibility issues?
Maybe ... if you pick and choose individual updates, they may depend on
other updates, but the versions are the same as upstream.
> 
> If issues arise, then it would seem to me you would have to do the
> MS service pack type of routine everytime a new version comes out.
> 

Again ... our updates are like upstream.

> I do not like to upgrad entire systems unless it is absolutely 
> necessary.
> 


You can always just upgrade individual packages ... but the upstream
provider only has the latest packages available via RHN ... not all
packages from the beginning of EL-4.

Running "yum update" or "up2date -u" on a CentOS-4 machine does the same
thing that upgrading from RHN does.  It takes you to the latest updates
for all packages.

With CentOS, you can use vault.centos.org to get any of the packages
that were released since the beginning of CentOS-4 ... you can also add
excludes in your yum or up2date configurations to exclude updating
certain packages.


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