[CentOS-virt] Xen updates in the Testing Repo for XSA-207 and XSA-208

Johnny Hughes

johnny at centos.org
Sat Feb 18 14:14:41 UTC 2017

On 02/17/2017 02:32 PM, Kevin Stange wrote:
> Given the circumstances, might it make sense to offer formal advisories
> of some type for these to indicate when the packages going to live are
> for security or other reasons?

We release xen every 2nd (even numbered) release as a goal (4.4, 4.6, 4.8)

We don't normally release anything other than security updates.  This is
a SIG that requires community participation .. so far, George Dunlap and
I are really the only people contributing.

This is volunteer work for both of us.  We could stand some more volunteers.

In any event, the updates we release come from here:


When they release an XSA, we incorporate it and do a new release.

Support for older releases will be done (currently by only me ..
volunteers welcome) based on this schedule:


So, we will support 4.4 on CentOS-6 until 'March 2017' and 4.6 on
CentOS-6 and CentOS-7 until 'Oct 2018 '.  When the xen project stops
supporting a version, we will also stop supporting it.

> On 02/17/2017 09:51 AM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
>> These updates have now been pushed to mirror.centos.org and you can get
>> them from the main repos.
>> On 02/15/2017 08:27 AM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
>>> There are xen rpms in the testing repos for XSA 207 and 208 in the
>>> testing repos (xen-4.4.4-18.el6,  xen-4.6.3-7.el6, xen-4.6.3-7.el7).
>>> You can enable the applicable centos-virt-xen-testing repo in your
>>> /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Xen.repo file.
>>> Please report positive and negative tests to this list so we can promote
>>> the updates to the main repos.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Johnny Hughes

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