[CentOS-devel] moving the CR repo into mainstream release

Tue Nov 1 16:37:45 UTC 2011
Digimer <linux at alteeve.com>

On 11/01/2011 12:19 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 10:57 AM, Digimer <linux at alteeve.com> wrote:
>> So long as I can do a 'yum update' and not get the next y-stream
>> packages until the actual y-stream is released proper,
> But you also don't get potentially critical security updates until the
> full release.  That is, yum update won't give you anything.

Having critical updates available in CR gives me the opportunity to,
when I deem it sufficiently critical, to manually pull the package (and
it's dependencies) down *or* enabling the CR repo entirely.

>> I am happy. In
>> other words, so long as the stability of my nodes is not effected in any
>> way, and compatibility with upstream also remains, I am happy. :)
> What stability problems would you expect from updates beyond a point
> release?  The whole point of an 'enterprise' distribution is the
> effort they make to not break api's across a whole major-rev's life.
> Would an upstream system break if you selectively update packages
> beyond a point release without doing a full update?

As I mentioned earlier, after enabling CR I started seeing kernel
oopses. I will need to be more diligent when I see the error next time
and submit a bug report.

>> I'm ashamed to say that I neglected to do so. I saw kernel oopses while
>> working on other things and didn't get back to them... I'll be sure to
>> file a bug next I see it.
> That's ummm, strange.  Wouldn't you be running that kernel even if the
> whole release had been completed?

I really can't say, as I said, I wasn't sufficiently diligent at the
time as I was fighting another fire. I do believe the kernel was
upgraded when I went to the CR repo though. I'll build up another pair
of machines and see if I can reproduce the issue tomorrow.

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