[CentOS-devel] Building or maintaining CentOS EUS releases

Wed Sep 22 08:21:00 UTC 2010
carlopmart <carlopmart at gmail.com>

Fabian Arrotin wrote:
> carlopmart wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>   Would it be possible to release CentOS EUS with their respective patches like 
>> upstream vendor does?? For example two releases or one release back: 5.4 and 5.3 or 
>> 5.4 only.
>>   Why? Because for example for important bugs detected on upstream 5.5 version like 
>> this: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=583218. This bug doesn't exists 
>> under 5.4 release, and IMHO, it is a very important bug (it is marked as urgent on 
>> upstream).
>>    I think it would be nice to have the possibility to choose between one version 
>> and another according to the problems that arise.
>>   Many thanks.
> Can you imagine the work behind maintaining 5.y itself ?

Yes, I can imagine, but just wondering if that possibility could exist.

  So adding
> sub-branches like 5.x.z is not feasible and it was discussed the need or 
> not to provide and support such .z branches.
> I can understand that such bug isn't good to have on production 
> machines, but if you still need such support on production machines, why 
> not subscribing to the real .z branch maintainer, aka Red Hat ?
> Just my personal opinion though ..

I have a paid subscription from RedHat for my prodcution systems, but my devel and 
test environments are CentOS, and all of them boots from a SAN via iSCSI storage ...


CL Martinez
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