[CentOS-devel] package centos-release-10:5-6.el5.centos.1.x86_64 newer than centos-release-6-0.el6.centos.5.x86_64

Tue Jul 12 20:52:07 UTC 2011
Manuel Wolfshant <wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro>

On 07/12/2011 11:49 PM, Markus Falb wrote:
> On 11.7.2011 17:51, Karanbir Singh wrote:
>> On 07/11/2011 09:26 AM, Farkas Levente wrote:
>>> unsupported method upstream, right.
>>> working in upstream, right.
>>> working in centos, not.
>> To me, 'it' amounts to being able to upgrade from
>> C5 to C6 or EL5 to EL6, without a wipe+reinstall[1]. And 'it' works in
>> just about exactly the same way on CentOS as on RHEL - you need to
>> custom build rpm, its dep chain. then get py26 in place, with yum that
>> uses that py26 ( on c5 ), then go through 2 reboot cycles in order to
>> make the process work. At the second boot stage, you need the
>> centos-release rpm to be replaced. Also important at this stage is that
>> having a $releasever at '5' does not break your machine, so a manual
>> choice being needed to come into effect for $releasecer to move to '6'
>> isnt a bad thing, I'd even venture a bit closer to the edge and say its
>> a 'feature'.
> What happened with the
> "aims to be 100% binary compatible"
> goal of centos ?
I am not 100% sure but I'd say we are hit by a side effect of the fact 
that centos-release.el5 has epoch = 10 while redhat-release in rhel 5 
has none.