[CentOS] Wait for 5 or just use 4.4?

Ray Van Dolson rvandolson at esri.com
Fri Mar 30 16:38:03 UTC 2007

On Sat, Mar 31, 2007 at 12:28:38AM +0800, Cen Tos wrote:
> I'm tempted to wait for 5 since I'm reluctant to run the risk of having to
> upgrade a live server to version 5 and have it failed specutacularly if I
> screw it up. On the other hand, it's uncertain when 5 will be out and
> definitely waiting more than another 2 weeks isn't quite acceptable without
> compelling reasons.

One option you might consider would be to install RHEL5 and then when CentOS 5
is released, "convert" (which is generally just a process of pointing your yum
repo somewhere else and installing a couple CentOS RPM's, very easy to do on
the fly).

CentOS 4.4 of course will be supported for some years to come, but if the Xen
stuff is important to you, it's probably worth waiting.


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