[Centos] 3.3 -> 3.4 transition

Lance Davis lance at uklinux.net
Tue Dec 28 19:52:08 UTC 2004

On Tue, 28 Dec 2004, Will Dinkel wrote:

> On Tue, 2004-12-28 at 13:29, Joe Pruett wrote:
> > maybe some of the 3.4 beta discussion has covered this, i wasn't watching 
> > it too closely.
> > 
> > what is going to be the process to convert a system from 3.3 to 3.4?  
> > will a simple yum update work?  


> > or do we have to do something more
> > intentional to make it happen?  how does redhat handle u3->u4 updates?  i
> > assume that since u4 has been published that security patches from rh will
> > only apply to u4?  or do they also supply security patches for u3 for some
> > period of time?
> > 

Redhat only have one tree of updates for rhel 3.

> Security fixes have been applied to the 3.3 trees already.  A yum update
> should apply them for you.  As for the bug fixes and enhancements, I
> have added some of those to the 3.3 x86_64 tree, with the rest of them
> to follow shortly.  Thus, eventually, a yum update will essentially move
> you to 3.4.
> I believe the i386 3.3 tree will be similar, unless I've missed
> something.
> I will also be posting a separate 3.4 tree for x86_64, complete with
> isos.  It is being built and will be tested soon.

well in fact 3.4 will actually go to 3/ and we will be moving the old 
repos for 3.1 & 3.3 to an old-updates directory that isnt mirrored.

3.1 & 3.3 will become symlinks to 3/ and anyone that updates will get 3.4

centos-release will have version 3/ and epoch 2 to facilitate this 

This is to become dag compatible and to make updates easier.

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