[CentOS] Why does CentOS 3.X still use yum 2.0.8?

Rodrigo Barbosa rodrigob at suespammers.org
Mon Mar 20 17:57:52 UTC 2006

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On Mon, Mar 20, 2006 at 10:46:45AM -0700, Greg Bailey wrote:
> I understand that the CentOS packages track the upstream vendor's 
> packages as closely as possible.  In the case of yum, which as far as 
> I'm aware is added by the CentOS team, I'm curious why it isn't upgraded 
> to a newer version that uses the repomd format.  "yum" operations on 
> CentOS 4 seem to be significantly faster than those on CentOS 3.  I 
> recall a yum upgrade happening between CentOS 4.1 and 4.2, and I'm 
> wondering if such an upgrade could happen on CentOS 3 as well...

I'm just answering this from the top of my head, and is based on
no study or evidence whatsoever.

But my guess would be that to upgrade yum to a newer version would
require python to be upgraded as well, that is why you don't get
new versions on CentOS 3.

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