[CentOS] CentOS-4/beta/preview version immediate availability

Farkas Levente lfarkas at bppiac.hu
Tue Oct 18 10:26:42 UTC 2005

Pasi Pirhonen wrote:
> This comes from me (one of centos core. ia64, s390, s390x maintainer
> and CentOS-4/alpha(axp) maintainer).


> This has been 'under construction' long time. I started working with
> this really after finnishing the 4.1beta for alpha/axp late Jun this
> year. 
> CentOS-4/alpha and CentOS-4/sparc as just trying to follow CentOS-4
> official arches as closely as possible. Making mods to only to packages
> that really needs it, so maintenance burden for these are minimized.
> The goal having other supported arches beoynd official ones.
> My goal is to start working on finalizing this soonish and being able
> to say 'it's release' as of CentOS-4.3 time. It worked quite good on
> alpaha for 4.1beta -> 4.2rel, but dunno about sparc yet (ie. this is
> not promise to cruch it as release for 4.3 timeline).
> I start making the security updates to this 4.2beta too tho
> immetiatedly even tho there will be no security announcements for it
> before it really is release.
> The yum should be configured to take care of this pretty much
> automatically (updates). There are updated openssl as i didn't spot
> quite all that needed to be changed while making the SRPM for sparc.
> Todays security updates are there too.
> I'll push the sparcv9 glibc there soonish as i've now pretty confident
> it won't break the db4/rpm as oen could see happening on 1.92 or
> Aurora. Sparc (as is ppc too tho) is funny that way that you can't have
> your normal running/distributed distro as build host. There are a lot
> of things that has to be differently on build host.
> I just wanted to get this out for testers and maybe get some feedback
> to be able to make it release some distant day.
> I am pretty confident that this will evolve a good robust distro.

did you include aurora's patch into this packages? or try to incorporate 
their changes into this distro?
can we upgrade from aurora 1.92 to this or we have to reinstall the 
whole system?

   Levente                               "Si vis pacem para bellum!"

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