[CentOS-virt] CentOS 6 Xen package update (including XSA-156)

Sun Nov 15 12:04:58 UTC 2015
Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik at iki.fi>

On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 02:00:27PM +0000, George Dunlap wrote:
> So going forward, we're moving the CentOS 6 Xen packages from the
> custom "xen4" repos that were introduced several years ago, to repos
> based on its position as a sub-project of the Virt Sig.  That will
> make things consistent between all the sigs, as well as between CentOS
> 6 and 7 Xen packages.
> Unfortunately, XSA-156 came up rather suddenly and is a bit blocked by
> this transition.
> So please help us test the new repository structure, so that we can
> with conscience push the updates to xen4 users in general.

Seems to work for me!

-- Pasi

> To update to the new repository structure, install the
> centos-release-xen package directly from the new repo:
>  yum update http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6/virt/x86_64/xen/centos-release-xen-7-11.el6.x86_64.rpm
> This should replace the xen4 repositories with the new virt sig
> repositories.  Now do a 'yum update':
> yum update
> This should pull in the Xen 4.4.3-6 package, which contains XSA-156
> (and all other packages).
> If everything works as planned, we'll push the new centos-release-xen
> to centos-extras, and then everyone else will be moved to the new
> repos the next time they do an update.
>  -George