[CentOS] Re: 4.3 to 4.4 and Yum and Upgrade vs. Update

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Fri Sep 1 17:54:50 UTC 2006

Johnny Hughes spake the following on 9/1/2006 3:50 AM:
> On Fri, 2006-09-01 at 05:02 -0500, Larry Vaden wrote:
>> On 9/1/06, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org> wrote:
>>> Larry Vaden wrote:
>>>> On 9/1/06, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org> wrote:
>>>>> look at the thread again, its only when someone does an update for only
>>>>> sqlite that they have an issue, a 'yum update yum; yum update' has
>>>>> worked fine for me
>>>> chroot'd named quit running about 05:00 yesterday morning.  wouldn't
>>>> restart due to permission problems.
>>> have you opened a bug report for this ?
>> There was something similar mentioned by others 08/13 regarding a
>> change released 08/11.  I'm not sure why we weren't impacted until
>> yesterday ~ 05:00.
> You were affected yesterday ... Because ... it was an update for 4.4.
> RH released 4.4 on 8/10
> CentOS released the security updates included for 4.4 on 8/23 (bind was
> a bugfix update and not a security update ... it was not released on
> 8/23).
> CentOS released the full 4.4 update set on 8/29, and since bind was a
> bugfix updates and not secuirty update, that is when it was released.
> It is the CentOS goal to have the update set releases out 2 weeks after
> the update ... however due to a showstopper bug in 3.8 (the rescue CD
> would not work, and still does not work in the upstream product) we had
> to delay it's update and fix the problem.  That delay caused a
> corresponding delay in releasing CentOS-4.4 since we can only release
> one major update set at a time due bandwidth considerations.
> So, CentOS-4.4 was released 8/29 ... and that was 5 days past our 14 day
> goal.
> THAT is why you saw the problem yesterday :)
So CentOS fixed a bug that upstream didn't even fix! You guys are great!!
No wonder they don't mind the rebuilders. It seems to be a symbiotic relationship.


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