[Off-list] Re: [CentOS] Updates not catching up ?

Preston Crawford me at prestoncrawford.com
Wed Oct 12 19:26:26 UTC 2005

On Wed, 12 Oct 2005, Craig White wrote:

> On Wed, 2005-10-12 at 12:07 -0700, Preston Crawford wrote:
>> On Wed, 12 Oct 2005, Craig White wrote:
>>> This was a big update - presuming that you are talking about RHEL 4 U2.
>>> Normally the updates are out very quickly. The U2 update includes things
>>> such as spinning new iso's and there are a lot more issues such as i586
>>> support and other platforms as well.
>>> These guys do a terrific job.
>>> patience is a virtue
>> Agreed. I'm excited (mostly cause I'm using Ubuntu on my laptop, but would
>> love to switch it back to CentOS, depending on what kernel version it is
>> and how well it supports the laptop, but I'm happy to wait. I'm happy to
>> have such a rock-solid distribution.
> ----
> The kernel is 2.6.9-22
> I don't think RHEL is too keen on major kernel updates. Don't know how
> much backporting has been done to get it to -22

Yeah, I know that about Red Hat. It's the backporting part I always wonder 
about since the details that don't work on my laptop are things like ACPI 
support, a couple drivers. Not much else, really.

> I think if you're a patient sort (untested), you can get a changelog
> with something like...
> rpm -qp --changelog
> ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/updates/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/kernel-2.6.9-22.EL.src.rpm

Na. The laptop works now and the wife is happy. That's all that matters 
right now.


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