[CentOS] Newbie Questions

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Thu Oct 13 22:46:35 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-10-13 at 15:37 -0700, Benjamin Smith wrote:
> Recent convert from WhiteBox, a few questions
> What is the difference between CentOS 4.2 and "4"? Is this like the Whitebox 
> "respin"? Are updates/packages for 4.2 applicable across all the "4" series 
> of releases? 
> -Ben 

That is exactly what it is like ... the real release is CentOS 4 ...
like EL4 is the upstream release.

EL4 Update 2 (or respin 2 in the WBEL case) is CentOS 4.2

and for CentOS 3 ... 3.6 is EL3 update 6, etc.


The norm on our mirrors (for updates) is to point to the /centos/4/ tree
(for CentOS 4, or the /centos/3/ tree for CentOS 3) ... which is a
symlink that we will always point to the latest release ... /4/ is now
set to point to 4.2.

After about a week ... 4.1 will be moved to the vault.centos.org

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