[CentOS-devel] Zero day updates upstream

nethub at gmail.com nethub at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 22:33:49 UTC 2007

Karanbir Singh wrote:
> hi guys,
> Something to talk about while we prep C-5 for release...
> There were some packages that were updated along with release, I can 
> imagine this was since the tree must have been frozen a while before 
> actual release upstream. However, we dont have that problem - the tree 
> hasent been released.
> So, what does everyone thing ? Should we release the tree with the 
> updates rolled in ? or should we release the tree exactly as upstream 
> did, and also provide the updates to go alongside - but in the updates 
> repo ?
> One thing that I would be very hesitant to update would be the kernel, 
> since updating that would imply updating the installer kernel as well. 
> Which is going to cause lots of issues since its known that vendors 
> and support people will ask for specific kernels at specific times ( 
> eg. installed with x.y.z and 5.0.0 )
> - KB

One thing that has annoyed me in the past about RHEL/CentOS is that the 
installer often uses an old kernel that won't support some piece of 
hardware, when there is an update available that will support the hardware.

Perhaps there is a way to develop a "install with kernel x.y.z" or "grab 
latest kernel from repo" option in the bootloader or something for 
people who are running into issues with the default kernel?  I know 
that's probably asking for a lot, but just a thought.

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