[CentOS-devel] Zero day updates upstream
jnewbigin at ict.swin.edu.au
Fri Mar 16 07:29:52 UTC 2007
I recommend including all available updates including the kernel.
Regarding the kernel and hardware requiring a driver disk. Either the
driver will still be ABI compatible with any new kernel installed at
'run time' - or - the driver is not compatible and a new driver is
The only issue to investigate is any artificial restrictions on driver
disks imposed by anaconda.
I have not used a driver disk since RHEL7.2 so I don't know what issues
might lie there.
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
Computer Systems Officer
Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies
Swinburne University of Technology
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