[CentOS] Getting ready for CentOS 5.4

Ray Van Dolson rayvd at bludgeon.org
Tue Mar 31 01:23:24 UTC 2009


On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 05:21:43PM -0700, Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 08:13:51AM +0800, Christopher Chan wrote:
> > 
> > > I really like a lot of things about Solaris.  I dislike a lot of things
> > > about it too.. namely, automated installs are annoying (even with
> > > JumpStart), and rpm+yum is far superior from a user standpoint than
> > > Sun's package -> patchid + 8000 different patch management tools.  pca
> > > is the closest thing out there to a simple way to see what should be
> > > applied to your system, but just not quite the same.
> > >   
> > 
> > the new IPS package manager is okay. Doing image-updates has reasonably 
> > worked well too.
> 
> Haven't tried this at all... if it's "free"[1] I will.  If it's a large
> extra cost, I'll stick with PCA :-)
> 
> Also, do to the nature of many of the Solaris patches (which require
> reboots), the LiveUpgrade feature has been a life-saver.  Not as
> necessary in the Linux world, but at least now I can patch my
> production servers more easily without scheduling a couple hour sof
> downtime. :)
> 

Forgot...

[1] "Free" as in included with the already large sum of money we pay
  Sun. :)


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