[CentOS] 4.1 being dropped from mirrors

Aleksandar Milivojevic alex at milivojevic.org
Wed Oct 19 19:19:34 UTC 2005

Quoting BRUCE STANLEY <bruce.stanley at prodigy.net>:

> Does this mean if Red Hat comes out with more updates for RHEL 4.1
> you will not apply them to Centos 4.1 anny more?

"RHEL 4 Update 1 with more updates" is called RHEL 4 Update 2.

Red Hat doesn't make updates for 4.0 or 4.1 or 4.2.  Red Hat makes updates for
"4".  There's no such thing as RHEL 4.1 specific update.  Exactly the same
thing as CentOS project does.  If you have three machines, one installed from
"original" RHEL4 set of CDs, one installed from RHEL4.1 set of CDs and one
installed from RHEL4.2 set of CDs, and than update any single package using
up2date, you'll get *exactly* the same RPM installed on all of them.  Again,
exactly the same thing as with CentOS.  Try updating any single package 
on your
RHEL 4.1 box.  And than compare it with your fully updated RHEL 4.2 box.  Same
version, eh?  Not only same version, it was downloaded from exactly the same
file on Red Hat's site.

It is exactly the same thing Sun or Microsoft are doing with Solaris 
and Windows
XP (if you haven't noticed, Solaris and WinXP installation CDs get 
changed from
time to time without any change of the version of the product, usually there's
only small print on the side identifying new CD/DVD revision).

The confusion you have is that you call CentOS 4.0 (4.1, 4.2).  Think of it as
CentOS 4.  The number after the dot means only that you have specific set of
updates installed.  Nothing more and nothing less.  Same thing as with 
Red Hat.

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