[CentOS-devel] 3.6 Delay?

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Mon Oct 31 21:00:40 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-10-31 at 12:03 -0800, C.M. Connelly wrote:
> What's the status of CentOS 3.6?  Red Hat released their update 6
> to RHEL 3 on September 28.  I updated our RHEL box a couple of
> weeks ago and things seem to be running acceptably well.
> The last thing I see in the archives is Johnny Hughes talking
> about mirror load from October 13 (and pointing out that the 4.2
> release was well within the two-week time limit promised in the
> CentOS FAQ; the 3.6 update has clearly missed that deadline).
> I;m not expecting anything earthshaking in 3.6, but I am curious
> about whether the delay is due to no one remembering to flip the
> symlink or something more serious.
> If you need more testing, let me know and I can update some of my
> lab machines manually and listen for complaints.
> In any case, your work is much appreciated, especially as it's
> allowed me to stick with a Red-Hat--based distro and not redo all
> the work I'd done to handle installs.

 I've not been doing any dev work on 3.6 but I've been following on irc.
Short version right now is that the admins/devs are busy dealing with
the mirror-servers/masters. There have been a series of problems making
sure the infrastructure is in place for them. Beyond that a couple of
issues with some of the package builds that have caused some hangups to
getting 3.6 out there.


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