[CentOS] Tired of Fedora, shopping for a new OS. Upgrade from F8 ? CentOS kernel versions ?

Dag Wieers dag at centos.org
Fri Oct 31 00:27:20 UTC 2008


On Thu, 30 Oct 2008, Karanbir Singh wrote:

> Linuxguy123 wrote:
>
>>  b) One of the things I really need are up to date (bleeding edge)
>>  kernels.  For example, F8 has 2.6.26 kernels, whereas CentOS appears to
>>  be running 2.6.18 kernels.  I do know how to build my own kernels, but
>>  that is a pain.
>>
>>  Does someone keep a separate repository that has more modern kernels ?
>>  Can yum be configured to use only specific packages (ie kernels) from a
>>  specific repository ?
>
> Why not step up and offer to maintain a bleeding edge kernel in the 
> centos-plus repos ?

That would not be a bad idea. I always wondered how well a recent kernel 
would work with CentOS 5, but I never took the time to test a Fedora 
kernel on my dependable boxes.

A project with this focus might indeed be useful.

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