[CentOS] 4.1 being dropped from mirrors

Pasi Pirhonen upi at iki.fi
Wed Oct 19 16:55:10 UTC 2005


On Wed, Oct 19, 2005 at 09:46:36AM -0700, BRUCE STANLEY wrote:
> I thought each release of Centos had a longer support life
> cycye than this.
> What then is the difference (in this respect) then between
> Centos and Fedora Core?

Yes. We do have releases like CentOS-3 and CentOS-4. Those are very
much supported and will be for distant future.

Then there are update releases like CentOS-3.6 and CentOS-4.2 which are
just 'snapshots of updates so far'. CentOS-3/4 are really continuosly
updated and supported.

The difference is that CentOS-3/4 are long time maintained
distributions while Fedora Core released are pretty much outdated in
a year.

So when we talk about 'removing the CentOS-4.1', it's only about
removing the previous snapshot installation and it's incremental
updates, which are included, or replaced with later updates, in
CentOS-4.2 tree (which will be replaced with CentOS-4.3 tree which will
be replaced with CentOS-4.4 tree etc. etc.)


Pasi Pirhonen - upi at iki.fi - http://iki.fi/upi/

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