[CentOS] Re: Volume of patches for CentOS vs Fedora

Fri Jan 27 17:19:17 UTC 2006
Scott Silva <ssilva at sgvwater.com>

Steve Bergman spake the following on 1/27/2006 12:18 AM:
> I'm trying to come to a decision between CentOS 4.2 and Fedora Core 4
> for use on a server.  One of the things the server will be serving is X
> desktops so there are some advantages to Fedora.
> However, one thing I can't help but notice is that the patch volume for
> FC4 from Oct 11 2005 thru the present compared to CentOS 4.2 for the
> same period is about 5 times greater.  In fact, since June, there are
> 899 RPMs in the FC4 updates directory for FC4 which seems absolutely
> insane.
> CentOS is a smaller distro, but not that much smaller.  Also, I
> understand that CentOS's parent distro (from a prominent North American
> Linux Distributor) is supposed to be better tested before release than
> Fedora.  But still, there must be some other factor to explain the
> disparity.  Like CentOS only releasing a patch for security problems and
> not bug fixes or something like that.
> Could someone enlighten me?
> Thanks,
> Steve Bergman
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