[CentOS] Centos 6 Update?

MJang mike at linuxexam.com
Thu Apr 7 12:21:29 EDT 2011


On Thu, 2011-04-07 at 08:48 -0700, MJang wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-04-07 at 11:36 -0400, Brunner, Brian T. wrote:
> > centos-bounces at centos.org wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2011-04-07 at 11:23 -0400, Brunner, Brian T. wrote:
> > >> centos-bounces at centos.org wrote:
> > >>> On 7.4.2011 16:58, Les Mikesell wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>> This sounds as if RH is responsible for not yet released CentOS 6 ?
> > >>> What did I miss ? What changes do you talking about ?
> > >> 
> > >> AIUI: In previous releases, RH distributed source + patches. 
> > >> Starting 
> > >> 6.0 RH releases patched source.  This makes backing out a patch, or
> > >> backporting patches from future development in Fedora (e.g.) far
> > >> more nightmarish than before. 
> > >> 
> > >> Also AIUI, it appears the (undisclosed) RH build environment changed
> > >> significantly, such that generating bit-for-bit identical binaries (a
> > >> CentOS objective) requires mind-reading RH folks by CentOS folks (aka
> > >> reverse-engineering the undisclosed RH build environment).
> > >> 
> > >> These two square wheels make the CentOS wagon a bit slower than
> > >> before. 
> > > 
> > > I would appreciate an answer to one related question.
> > > 
> > > Will CentOS release CentOS 6.0 as a production release?
> > > 
> > > I see three possible answers: yes/no/TBD.
> > 
> > Answer 4: 
> > This is not just an answer of 
> > "yes it's a production release" 
> > it's 
> > "production releases are all that CentOS ever does."
> 
> Appreciate the clarification. I had thought that like SL, there would
> have been a CentOS 6 beta. From my searches, it appears that I was
> mistaken, there is no --public-- (or private?) CentOS 6 beta.

If I'm reading
https://www.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=25878&forum=53 correctly, there will be a CentOS 6 beta first, 

though http://wiki.centos.org/QaWiki/6/AuditStatus suggests about 50
packages still at issue in the audit process.

So those audited packages must be cleared first before a CentOS 6 beta
is released?

Thanks,
Mike



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