[CentOS-virt] CentOS 6 Virt SIG Xen 4.6 packages available in centos-virt-xen-testing

Sarah Newman

srn at prgmr.com
Thu Jan 21 19:17:51 UTC 2016

On 01/21/2016 04:32 AM, George Dunlap wrote:

> I'm a developer, not a server admin, so I can't gauge how important
> this issue is.  Before making such a change, I'd like to hear opinions
> from other people in the community about how important (or not) it is
> to avoid breaking xm, given the ample warning (>1 year) users have
> had.
> On the other hand, explicitly moving to a "xen${VER}" (both for C6 and
> C7) would make it simpler for people to step up and maintain older
> versions in parallel if anybody wanted to do so.

My inclination is towards a naming scheme like xen46, xen48, etc + a meta package that always depends on the latest. It should be more obvious when
there's a major upgrade, and those who can't afford a major upgrade can uninstall the meta package.

For the record, we have no particular desire for xen 4.4 but haven't done enough testing to say xen 4.6 is good yet.

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