[CentOS-devel] Zero day updates upstream

John Summerfield debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Fri Mar 16 21:40:11 UTC 2007

Jeff Sheltren wrote:
> On Mar 16, 2007, at 4:01 PM, John Summerfield wrote:
>> Jeff Sheltren wrote:
>>>  I am agreeable to this, but I would actually prefer to simply mimic 
>>> upstream -- release 5.0 with the same base pacakges as upstream, and 
>>> provide necessary updates in the updates repo.  I don't see a strong 
>>> reason to spend time modifying the CD images to contain a few package 
>>> updates that are easily downloaded after install time.
>> "easily downloaded?"
>> How long since you lived with this? I don't have a choice!
>> [summer at bilby ~]$ ping -c5 -q beta.centos.org
>> ping: unknown host beta.centos.org
>> [summer at bilby ~]$ ping -c5 -q beta.centos.org
>> PING beta.centos.org ( 56(84) bytes of data.
>> --- beta.centos.org ping statistics ---
>> 5 packets transmitted, 4 received, 20% packet loss, time 13070ms
>> rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 1073.620/1254.659/1491.147/184.761 ms, pipe 3
> Well, actually my Internet connection at home as been down for a week 
> now - yay lazy Caribbean islands!
> But back on topic, if connectivity to mirrors is such a big issue, why 
> not mirror the needed packages while you are online and then point your 
> machines to a local mirror?

Through a modem?
> It is not like these packages will not be available when CentOS 5 goes 
> public, ti's just a matter of if they'll be on the CD or not.  In my 
> opinion, it's not worth the trouble to modify the CDs and installer, but 
> I'm not the one doing the work, so I'll leave that decision up to the 
> centos developers.

_I_ can download the ISOs at work, but not everyone is even that 
well-placed. Keeping up2date is a lot more bother. Laptops, nt so bad, 
but non-portables? My WBEL system hasn't been updated.



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