[CentOS] CentOS 5 for IA64

Rainer Duffner rainer at ultra-secure.de
Fri Mar 6 00:40:23 UTC 2009


Am 06.03.2009 um 00:58 schrieb Joshua Baker-LePain:

> On Fri, 6 Mar 2009 at 12:55am, Rainer Duffner wrote
>
>> Am 05.03.2009 um 23:06 schrieb Nigel Kendrick:
>>
>>> Can anyone with a well-connected crystal ball suggest a timeframe  
>>> for an
>>> IA64 release of CentOS 5? Weeks? Months? Never?
>>
>> If you can afford an IA64-box, you can also afford the RHEL  
>> licence ;-)
>
> Not to pick nits, but not everyone buys their IA64 hardware.  Some  
> inherit
> it, some have it donated, etc.  It's not necessarily an indication of
> great wealth.


Well, to me an inherited IA64 is in the same department as, say, an  
inherited Onyx or StarFire 10k server.

;-)

I'm not sure how stable the non-enterprise distros run on IA64 - due  
to limited availability outside the enterprise (HP discontinued the  
workstations years ago, AFAIK), testing is limited, too and stability  
always a concern.
At least to me.

Would the thread-opener disclose if his IA64-box is a hobby or part of  
a commercial operation?



Rainer


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