[CentOS-virt] XSAs 170 and 154, repository layouts, and centos-release-xen 8-1

Thu Feb 18 14:18:28 UTC 2016
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 02/18/2016 07:57 AM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On 02/17/2016 06:30 AM, George Dunlap wrote:
> <snip>
> For C6 users:
>> * If you want to update to xen-46, and also get further updates automatically:
>> yum install centos-release-xen-46
> Would this be instead (to get latest and always stay one latest):
> yum remove centos-release-xen44 centos-release-xen46
> yum install centos-release-xen
> (instead of installing centos-release-xen46)
> <snip>

As discussed on this list in the past .. the SIG in general is going to
maintain 1 version of xen current for each CentOS version.  And the goal
currently (as I understand it) is to move to every even point release,
if that release works within the gcc/glibc parameters for that CentOS

So, xen 4.8 will be the one following 4.6, etc.

That means that the older versions (ie 4.4 on CentOS-6) will be orphaned
if someone from the community does not step up, join the SIG, and
maintain the packages.

Specifically for Xen-4.4.x on CentOS-6, I will maintain that so long as
upstream xenproject.org continues to produce XSA patches for Xen-4.4.
Once xenproject.org stops support for xen-4.4 then an announcement will
be made and that branch will stop being updated.

Johnny Hughes

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